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Synonyms for hawkmoth

any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed

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Butterfly Conservation revealed more than 16 species of moth, ranging from the dramatic privet hawkmoth to the protected barred tooth-striped, use the tree.
Jagged Onopordum rose up through a plump quilt of pale blue Geranium phaeum Walkure and Centranthus lecoqii -- a delightful Valerian, duskier in colour and the best, apparently, for attracting the hummingbird hawkmoth.
Selection on floral morphology and environmental determinants of fecundity in a hawkmoth pollinated violet.
New arrivals include the Death's-head Hawkmoth, made famous in The Silence of the Lambs, and the stunning Crimson Speckled moth.
Daytime flying moths include six-spot burnet, silvery and the spectacular humming-bird hawkmoth.
Two years ago, as we judged her garden, she spoke to us about her having a 'humming bird' that came in to drink from the vast nectar source and I helped her identify it as a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Macroglossum stellatarum, that hovers over the flowers in the same way as humming birds do.
Stillwell chose to observe the giant hawkmoth (Manduca sexta).
Warwickshire's insects also boast some incredible talents including the common ant, which can carry ten times its own bodyweight, and the Hummingbird Hawkmoth which is such a good impressionist it is often mistaken for a real Hummingbird.
By feeding tiny wires into pupae to form connections, they have made a hawkmoth flap a wing and a beetle alter direction.
And creatures like the hummingbird hawkmoth, that we filmed in slow motion.
The Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum), recorded by Legrain and Wiltshire only from Oman, is also known from the UAE (Gillett, 1993).
The orchid's nectar spur is longer than that of any North American orchid, and not surprisingly, the hawkmoth has a long tongue to match.