Aug 10 2014

Not a Hummingbird

Published by at 7:20 am under Insects, Fish, Frogs

Hummingbird moth at wild bergamot (photo by Steve Gosser)

Here's a moth that's the same size and color as a hummingbird and it uses the same hovering technique.

The hummingbird clearwing moth (Hemaris thysbe) even migrates -- another bird-like trait.

Steve Gosser captured this moth sipping wild bergamot.

When you glance at your garden look carefully.  That hummingbird might be a moth.


(photo by Steve Gosser)

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2 Responses to “Not a Hummingbird”

  1. mary grumlingon 10 Aug 2014 at 7:49 am

    I saw this last week knew it wasn’t a humming bird, but never seen a moth move like that.

  2. Robon 20 Aug 2014 at 1:22 pm

    When you see antennae, that’s the dead giveaway!

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