HUMMINGBIRD HAWK MOTH
It is so named as it can be easily mistaken for a hummingbird as it hovers, probing flowers for nectar with its long proboscis. In fact, it is smaller than any hummingbird. The wings beat so fast they make an audible hum.
Like their namesake birds, these large moths are able to hover while feeding on the nectar of flowers with a specialized feeding apparatus – an extraordinarily long, tongue-like proboscis that rolls out from its resting, coiled shape to reach deep inside a flower. This super-straw is often double the length of the moth’s body.
|Subject||∅ 27mm (1,06“), Aquarell|
|Paper||300g Water Color Paper|
|Dimensions||20 × 20 cm|