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

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1 of 10 prints in original size on Hahnemühle PhotoRag® 308 gsm