FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Macroglossum stellatarum  Linnaeus, 1758
Main synonym = Sphinx stellatarum    Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Sphingidae
Hummingbird Hawk Moth     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
Gets its name from its ability to hover above the flowers while feeding on pollen with its long tongue. Quite common in Malta.
























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