Sunday, 1 January 2012
Did you now that the hawkmoth, also known as sphinx moths or hornworms, are one of the fastest insects to fly. They are able to fly around 50 km/h (30 miles an hour)! The hummingbird hawkmoths can hover in mid-air as it uses its long tongue to drink the nectar from deep within the flowers, these moths are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds.
There are around 1200 species of hawkmoths.