White-Lined Sphinx by chrishpetersen

A white-lined sphinx hummingbird moth sipping nectar from a hosta flower. Notice the grains of pollen in the “hairs” on its back.

Wing span is about 3.5 inches, but it’s proboscis (mouth) can reach up to 10 inches in length! It hovers and darts like a hummingbird, making it almost impossible to freeze their incredibly fast wing beat in flight.

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