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Photo #1 from Cape Town, South Africa by simplylizelle made on 2018-05-03 19:36 for Sola

I found this beautiful little Hummingbird Hawk-Moth in the garden early Wednesday morning.

Photo #2 from Cape Town, South Africa by simplylizelle made on 2018-05-03 19:36 for Sola

I tried to get video but he didn't keep still long enough for my camera to focus on him, so I quickly caught a few snaps

Photo #3 from Cape Town, South Africa by simplylizelle made on 2018-05-03 19:36 for Sola

A blurry close up. It had a fan-shaped tail and wings that beat so fast you could hardly see them. It had the most beautiful green on its head.

Photo #4 from Cape Town, South Africa by simplylizelle made on 2018-05-03 19:36 for Sola

He flitted off just after I took the photos. It wasn't my first time seeing one but it was the first time I had the opportunity to photograph it. Absolutely wonderful 😊

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AyrvoghAykesdanner
We have them in the Aegean too😊 Is hummingbird hawk-moth its real name(seems so absurd)?
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Fretless 🎸
I confirm that it's a hawk moth but cute anyway. They also exist here in Switzerland.
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simplylizelleAuthor
Well, that's what Google called it so I defer to Google😀
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