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The Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is strongly attracted to flowers with a plentiful supply of nectar such as honeysuckle and buddleia. It beats its wings at such speed that it emits an audible hum. Its long proboscis and its hovering behaviour, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers. It has the ability to fly backwards, and hovers because its weight would be too much for the plant.
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