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Hawk moth

Hawk moth

(Science: zoology) Any moth of the family Sphingidae, of which there are numerous genera and species.

They are large, handsome moths, which fly mostly at twilight and hover about flowers like a humming bird, sucking the honey by means of a long, slender proboscis. The larvae are large, hairless caterpillars ornamented with green and other bright colours, and often with a caudal spine.

The larvae of several species of hawk moths feed on grapevines. The elm-tree hawk moth is Ceratomia Amyntor.

See: sphinx, tobacco worm, tomato worm, tobacco hawk moth (Macrosila Carolina).


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Re: Which animal is this?

Hi there. It looks like a Hornworm (larval stage of a Hawk moth), either a tomatoe hornworm ( Manduca quinquemaculata ) if the markings on the side are V-shaped ...

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by dslivinski
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:55 pm
 
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Topic: Which animal is this?
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Bug ID help needed

That's amazing we also have one similar here in AU that is called a hawk moth also!

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by vk4vfx
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:55 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bug ID help needed
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Re: Bug ID help needed

Hi. We have a similar one here in Europe. It is a hummingbird Hawk-moth or Hummingmoth. Looks like, flies as, and feeds the same way as a humming bird, but is a ...

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by marquitosgm
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:48 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bug ID help needed
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Range Extension Of a Moth..........

I have discovered range extension for a hawk moth. See: http://wildeyes.wetpaint.com/page/Macroglossum+prometheus+prometheus

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by sachin
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:27 pm
 
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Topic: Range Extension Of a Moth..........
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Invertabrates!

... drop their body temperatures by as much as 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The Hawk Moth is an insect which can raise its body temperature well above the temperature of its surroundings ...

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by mith
Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:48 pm
 
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Topic: Invertabrates!
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