hawkmoth

Definitions of hawkmoth
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n any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed

Synonyms:
hawk moth, hummingbird moth, sphingid, sphinx moth
Types:
Manduca sexta
moth whose larvae are tobacco hornworms
Manduca quinquemaculata
moth whose larvae are tomato hornworms
Acherontia atropos, death's-head moth
European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull
Type of:
moth
typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae

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