Hummingbird hawkmoth visits flowers, video

This slow motion video from Nijmegen city in Gelderland province in the Netherlands shows a hummingbird hawkmoth (and a bee) visiting flowers.

Recorded on 28 June 2015.

Hummingbirds can be exciting to see, but more than one backyard birder has been disappointed to discover they may not be looking at a bird at all. Hummingbird moths are fantastic imposters that can look like these popular birds. Knowing what to look for can help you tell the difference between these large insects and the tiniest of birds: here.

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