hummingbird moth

Definitions of hummingbird moth
  1. noun
    any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
    synonyms: hawk moth, hawkmoth, sphingid, sphinx moth
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    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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