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Hummingbird Hawk-Moth – of Burton Pidsea!

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Photo By IronChris via Wikimedia Commons

THE HUMMINGBIRD HAWK-MOTH is normally resident in warmer climates such as Southern Europe and North Africa. Occasionally the moth – so named because its hovering behaviour, and humming noise, make it look like a hummingbird – finds its way to colder climes during summer.

These excellent pictures are taken from Wikipedia the online encyclopedia, but one of these remarkable moths was seen in July by Derek Bullamore in his garden at Burton Pidsea!

Have you seen any unusual animals or insects while out and about in Holderness? Let us know here at the Hedon Blog – and send us your photos!
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Photo by Janke showing the Hawk-Moth with its wings ‘frozen’ by the camera via Wikimedia Commons.

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