An unusual moth at the House on the Fringe.
For a few days you can see a small, flying creature that hangs over the flowers and sips the nectar with a curved small “beak”. The wings work so fast that their contours can not be seen. Humming-bird?
No, it’s a butterfly – Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)- a migratory day-flying hawk moth with wings moving with great speed producing the sound of “fruuu”. Its long proboscis (25–28 mm), resembling a curved hummingbird’s beak, sucks the nectar when moth hovers above flowers like a hummingbird while feeding.