Hyles lineata on Epilobium angustifolium

Often mistaken for a hummingbird, the sphinx moth whirs from one flower to another inserting its long proboscis into the bright pink fireweed flower. It is so fast that the image blurs and thus it is easy to imagine it is a hummingbird. It also loves my lilies and other deep throated flowers in the garden. It is well equipped to gather nectar from deep regions of the blossoms.

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