Equipment Info
NIKON D500
260mm / f/6 / 1/400 sec. / ISO 280
State/Province/Region
International
Nearest Area
Lake Geneva
Town
Montreux, Switzerland
Description

A Hummingbird hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) in Montreux, Switzerland. The hummingbird hawk-moth hovers in front of flowers, collecting sweet nectar from within. It has a long straw-like proboscis that it uses to siphon off the sticky fluid. While hummingbirds can hover by generating around 50 wingbeats per second, the hummingbird hawkmoth tops that at 85 beats per second. Incredible!

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Date Added
March 4, 2020
Date Taken
October 22, 2019