Hummingbird hawk-moth

Hummingbird hawk-moth

Macroglossum stellatarum

Painted wood: watercolor, ecoline, acrylic paint; varnish-fixed. Slightly larger than life-size. Wooden framed, 14 × 11.5 cm

“Hummingbird hawk-moth is a species of hawk moth found across temperate regions of Eurasia. The species is named for its similarity to hummingbirds, as they feed on the nectar of tube-shaped flowers using their long proboscis while hovering in the air; this resemblance is an example of convergent evolution.

Hummingbird hawk-moths have been seen as a lucky omen. In particular, a swarm of the moths was seen flying across the English Channel on D-Day, the day of the Normandy landings in the Second World War.”

€ 250

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