Hummingbird hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) maintaining stationary flight over wild sage (Lantana camara) to collect the sweet nectar with its long straw-like proboscis. Of all hovering feeders, hawkmoths have the highest wing beat with up to 85 beats per second. In this profile view, the hawkmoth does look like a flying shrimp.
Digital image ID: Philippe_Rouquet_20181007_009983
Created: October 07, 2018
Author: Philippe Rouquet
© Philippe Rouquet
Digital image size: 16.0 Mpixels (45.8 MB uncompressed) - 4000x4000 pixels (13.3x13.3 in / 33.9x33.9 cm at 300 ppi)