The moths hum­ming to Bri­tain

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IF YOU see a minia­ture hum­ming­bird hov­er­ing over your flow­ers this sum­mer, en­joy the moment.

It will be one of the Hum­ming­bird hawk­moths ar­riv­ing in greater num­bers in Eng­land from the Con­ti­nent. Their wings beat at 80 times a sec­ond, so they can suck nec­tar (left) like hum­ming­birds. And they’re a good omen — a swarm was seen fly­ing over the Chan­nel on D-Day in 1944.

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