Outdoors journal: Hummingbird moths

  • Article by: JIM GILBERT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 16, 2010 - 11:24 PM
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A hummingbird hawk-moth or Macroglossum stellatarum hovers as it feeds on flowers in eastern Cheyenne, Wyo.

Photo: Michael Smith, Wyoming Tribune

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Sphinx or hawk moths, also called hummingbird moths, are insects with a wingspread of 2 to 5 inches, with a long proboscis used for gathering nectar from flowers.

In mid-September, when people see a hummingbird-like animal hovering in front of a garden flower during the day or in the evening, it's usually the white-lined sphinx, the most common of the hummingbird moths.

 

 

 

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