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Butterfly pods by ppinksky7, via Flickr

Butterfly pods by ppinksky7, via Flickr

This probably made me laugh more than it should have :)

This probably made me laugh more than it should have :)

Venezuelan Poodle Moth - This one is so furry and cute, wouldn't mind to have for a pet! hee hee!

Venezuelan Poodle Moth - This one is so furry and cute, wouldn't mind to have for a pet! hee hee!

Sphinx moths are also known as hummingbird moths for their ability to hover in front of flowers and sip the sweet nectar. The humming noise made by the rapid beating of wings along with an extremely long proboscis tongue increases the similarity with hummingbirds. Caterpillars of this group are known as hornworms because of sinister looking barb on the rear. A European species called the Death’s Head Sphinx moth played a role in the book Silence of the Lambs.

Sphinx moths are also known as hummingbird moths for their ability to hover in front of flowers and sip the sweet nectar. The humming noise made by the rapid beating of wings along with an extremely long proboscis tongue increases the similarity with hummingbirds. Caterpillars of this group are known as hornworms because of sinister looking barb on the rear. A European species called the Death’s Head Sphinx moth played a role in the book Silence of the Lambs.

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