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Rare hummingbird hawk-moth buzzes into Togtoh county



An extremely rare hummingbird hawk-moth is observed and photographed in Dujiahao village in Togtoh county, Hohhot, in Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Oct 8. The hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species of moth which looks like a bird, bee, butterfly and moth – all rolled into one. It has colorful wings and long fistulas with enlarged tentacles at the tip. [Photo by Ma Bin for chinadaily.com.cn]


A hummingbird hawk-moth does its bit for nature, helping to pollinate flowers in Dujiahao village in Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on Oct 8. The species is normally to be found across Asia, southern Europe and in North Africa. Due to its unique characteristics, it is rarely seen in North China. [Photo by Ma Bin for chinadaily.com.cn]

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