There are over 25,000 ommatidia in the eye of a hawk moth.
Sometimes Lepidoptera mimic protected members of other orders of insects - such as Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera; but perhaps the most singular illustrations of the phenomenon known in the order are exemplified by the larvae of the hawk-moth Chaerocampa, which imitate the heads of snakes.
Peter Ward had seen a hummingbird hawk moth on North Marine Road back in June.
Sheltering from the rain in the hide at Ternery Pool yesterday (7th) was a humming bird hawk moth.
A beautiful hummingbird hawk moth appeared and swiftly visited each bloom and then flew out of sight.