Although this elephant hawk-moth is named for a bird of prey, which bird does it copy when it feeds?


Today we have a question from being homepage and the question is related to elephant hawk-moth and Hummingbird.

Although this elephant hawk-moth is named for a bird of prey, It Hummingbird  copies when it feeds.

Hummingbirds are birds native to the Americas and comprise the biological family Trochilidae. With about 361 species and 113 genera, they exist from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, but the vast prevalence of the species is based in the tropics. They are small birds, with maximum species measuring 7.5–13 cm in length.

The elephant hawk-moth burns thousands of calories, flapping its wings and hovering to suck nectar from delicious flowers, just like a hummingbird.

(Curious about the ‘elephant’ part of its name? Well, the moth starts as a caterpillar that’s thought to match an elephant’s trunk.)


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