Well after a bit of more careful Googling I guess my
daughter's hummingbird was indeed the moth! And apparently a few of the hawk
moth end up in UK resulting in a few hummingbird sightings.
Hmmm. I've seen hummingbirds in England, but only in the zoo
where I am fairly sure they said they are found naturally only in the
But the Hummingbird Hawk-moth is quite common in the Mediterranean!
They really deserve the name as the fly in the day and like the other
hawk-moths hover and suddenly dart from one flower to another. Wingspan is
a couple of inches.
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