Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Highlight of a day spent lounging in the back garden was definitely this Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding on the buddleia. These little cuties are just like miniature humming birds, hovering over the flowers with their wings beating so fast you can hear them “humming”. Of course their speed means they are buggers to take photos of – I took about 50 photos today to get just a few half decent ones. They are non-native moths that migrate North from Southern Europe and Africa in the summer – a long way to come for a bit of nectar in Malvern!Humming Bird Hawkmoth Humming Bird Hawkmoth Humming Bird Hawkmoth 3