A few weeks ago I showed a photo of the Hummingbird Hawk-moth, which is often seen hovering around my garden.However, this year I have seen another member of the Sphingidae family for the first time…
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
It is not quite as fast as its cousin, but still very hard to photograph! I think you can see the colours quite well, though. And its soft furry body really is reminiscent of a bumble bee!
I was so pleased to see this creature, as it is on the list of endangered species in Germany.
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