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Hummingbird hawk-moth - Macroglossum stellatarum - in flight
Hummingbird hawk-moth - Macroglossum stellatarum - in flight


Macroglossum stellatarum - sucker inside blossom
Macroglossum stellatarum - sucker inside blossom
Hummingbird hawk-moth - side face
Hummingbird hawk-moth - side face
Hummingbird hawk-moth - top view - buzzing over blossom
Hummingbird hawk-moth - top view - buzzing over blossom

Macroglossum stellatarum
Common namesHummingbird Hawk-moth, Humming-bird Hawk-moth, Hummingbird hawkmoth
German namesTaubenschwänzchen, Kolibri-Schwärmer, Karpfenschwanz, Kolibrischwärmer
Dutch namesKolibrievlinder, Meekrapvlinder, Onrust
Danish namesDuehale
Finnish namesEtelänpäiväkiitäjä, Isopäiväkiitäjä
Norwegian namesDagsvermer
Swedish namesStörre dagsvärmare
French namesMoro-Sphinx, Sphinx du Caille-Lait, Un Moro sphinx, Le Sphinx du Caille-Lait
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (South England (Southwest England (Cornwall, Somerset, Devonshire), Southeast England (Surrey county)), East England (Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire (Huntingdonshire), Bedfordshire), English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire), West Midlands (Staffordshire)), North England (Northwest England (Cheshire), Northeast England (Northumberland), Yorkshire)), Wales (Mid Wales (Montgomeryshire))), Northern Ireland), Ireland), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway (Finnmark, Vestfold, Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, Akershus, Buskerud, Nordland, Oslo, Rogaland, Telemark, Hedmark, Hordaland, Nord-Trøndelag, Oppland, Sør-Trøndelag, Østfold), Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)), Iceland), West Europe (Austria (Vienna), France (South France (Corsica, Occitania (Midi-Pyrenees))), Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Liechtenstein, Channel Islands (Jersey)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy (Abruzzo (L´Aquila)), Central Italy (Lazio (Rome))), Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal, Andorra)), Central Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia), Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Romania, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia), Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bulgaria, Greece (Aegean Islands (Crete)), Albania, Moldova), East Europe (Ukraine, Belarus), Malta
Asia
Far East (East Asia (Taiwan, Japan (Honshu), Korea (South Korea))), South Asia (India, Pakistan), West Asia (Near East (Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Bahrain)), Central Asia (Tajikistan, Turkestan (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan))
Caucasus
Georgia, Azerbaijan, North Caucasus
Russia
Africa
North Africa
Algeria, Macaronesia (Canary Islands, Azores, Madeira (Savage Islands)), Morocco
America
North America


Ecozones:

Nearctic
Afrotropical
Palaearctic
West Palaearctic
East Palaearctic


CountriesAlbania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Links and ReferencesMacroglossum stellatarum in afromoths.net
Macroglossum stellatarum in faunaeur.org
Macroglossum stellatarum in leps.it
Macroglossum stellatarum in dyntaxa.se
Macroglossum stellatarum in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Hummingbird hawk-moth - Macroglossum stellatarum - in flight
2. Macroglossum stellatarum - sucker inside blossom
3. Hummingbird hawk-moth - side face
4. Hummingbird hawk-moth - top view - buzzing over blossom
Quick search: Hawk - Hummingbird - Moth - Blossom - Macroglossum - Side
View - Flight - Face - Top
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderLepidoptera
Lepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
SuborderGlossata
InfraorderHeteroneura
SectionCossina
SubsectionBombyces
SuperfamilyBombycoidea
Hawk-moths
FamilySphingidae
Hawk Moths, Sphinx moths, Hornworms, Hawkmoths, Hornworm moths, Hawk-moths
SubfamilyMacroglossinae
Hawk Moths
TribeMacroglossini
SubtribeMacroglossina
GenusMacroglossum
Speciesstellatarum
Macroglossum stellatarum
Hummingbird Hawk-moth, Humming-bird Hawk-moth, Hummingbird hawkmoth
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Macroglossa nigra
Macroglossa stellatarum
Macroglossum flavidum
Macroglossum nigrum
Macroglossum stellatarum
Sphinx flavidum
Sphinx stellatarum
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