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Hummingbird Moth

Hornworm, a Sphinx Moth caterpillar, trying to cross the path on Legacy Trail and endanger of being run over by bikes. Moved to safety in the forest at the side of the path it can then morph into a Hummingbird Moth. They are quite pretty as adults and are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds because of their hovering flight pattern, speeds (up to 18 km per hour) and nectar feeding. Unlike other moths the hummingbird moth is crepuscular, preferring the hours of dusk rather than dark for their greatest time of activity.