Today, you are a member of… The Bee of the Bird of the Moth

Sphingidae, members. One big fat weird insect species. Sphinx moths, Hawk moths, Hummingbird Moths – these giant winged furballs are the fastest flying insect, capable of winging it up to 30 mph. And with their swing-hover maneauver can eat their body weight in nectar while avoiding predators. Yes, whether Macroglossum stellatarum, Deilephila elpenoro or Ceratomia catalpae, these lepids are aren’t as showy as their butterfly kin but this week, who needs bling when you got Sphing?

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