Bee Hawk-moth

A few weeks ago I showed a photo of the Hummingbird Hawk-moth,  which is often seen hovering around my garden.However, this year I have seen another member of the Sphingidae family for the first time…

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

(Hemaris fuciformis)

It is not quite as fast as its cousin, but still very hard to photograph! I think you can see the colours quite well, though. And its soft furry body really is reminiscent of a bumble bee!

I was so pleased to see this creature, as it is on the list of endangered species in Germany.

Links to Wikipedia:

Hummingbird Hawk-moth

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth