Or, White-lined sphinx moth, hawk moth, Sphingidae. To be specific Hyles lineata, one of the most common of the sphinx moths.
Actually, I just wanted to show you some chicory because I love the shade of blue,
but something flew into my picture.
These moths are large, and they flit and hover, so they are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds. Here's a side view. Hard to catch the wings as anything but a blur.
They also fly during the day, unlike most moths. It stayed at each blossom for about two seconds, taking sips. See the proboscis?
The Greek name, Hyles, was the name of a centaur warrior, and lineata just means lined. So we have a fierce-looking moth with lines. Not too difficult!
The caterpillars are fairly large and usually green with lines of spots.
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