Sunday, August 16, 2009

Clear Wing Hummingbird Moth

Our little friend showed up this summer! It has been about 2 years since I saw him last, and I was very pleased to see him visiting my tall phlox the other night.

This little moth looks so much like a little hummingbird! His wings flap so fast just like a hummingbird that he is able to hover. He has a striped body, and the rudder-shaped rear allows for very quick maneuvering. He also has a long tongue that helps him drink from deep flowers such as glads, and phlox.

Isn't he adorable?

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