Our friend of today was a hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) It is a strong flier, dispersing widely in the summer. However, it rarely survives the winter in northern latitudes but this year because of the warm summer we had the opportunity to appreciate this interesting big insect here in Switzerland. It is often confused with a hummingbird due to their size and its particular way collect pollen from the flowers. Some of the boys could appreciate this specimen before it flies away.
It is a real chance for us to live where we live.
The 3rd picture it is from Google 🙂
For those who want to know more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummingbird_hawk-moth