Tag Archives: hummingbird hawk-moth

view of a Hummingbird Hawk moth nectaring on bramble flowers

Hummingbird Hawk moth: Photo. Charles Thompson

Charles  was luck enough to see this amazing little Hummingbird Hawk moth at Hengisbury Head on 20/06/18/

This species is a migrant arriving in hot weather and it has been suggested that a few individuals will overwinter.

They will nectar on a wide range of flowers, Buddleias, Valerian, bramble flowers as this photo shows, and many others. It really does resemble a tiny humming bird when seen suspended in the air feeding at its chosen blossom.