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Macroglossum stellatarum
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LEPIDOPTERA
Macroglossum stellatarum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gzira
29/11/12
Leg.: Michelle Sammut
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Diversitas Naturae - Johan Dierckx
Sphingidae
The Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is one of the largest moth in the Maltese Islands. It is an uncommon species and can occasionally be seen in the countryside. It has an audible hum and can be seen hovering with its extended proboscis just above flowers.