Humming-bird hawk-moth

Blaen Cwm is fortunate to play annual host to the Humming-bird hawk-moth from about June onwards. It is one of the worlds fastest moving moths and appears and disappears in a flash. It makes an audible humming noise made by the fast beating wings as it hovers in front of flowers to drink the nectar. The caterpillars feed on bedstraw of which we have copious carpets.