Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What's That in the Thrift (Aka Creeping Phlox)?


A hummingbird moth -- AKA Sphinx Moth or Hawk Moth or Bumblebee Moth

I thought at first that it was a bee, with those right yellow stripes . . .

It flies and hovers like a hummingbird . . .


Isn't Nature amazing?!

For more and better pictures, go HERE 

 

12 comments:

katygilmore said...

What amazing photos Vicki! I saw one of those once in Alaska - and won't ever forget - great photos!

Thérèse said...

Maya the moth!
Few moths are visible in daytime, this one is really good looking.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

You have really sharp eyes to have spotted him. How cool.
Sam

Brian Miller said...

wow. never seen one of those...it does look like a cross between a bumble and a hummer....

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Great catch...had that camera handy that time, eh? I'm also among those who have never seen one of these. And thanks for continuing to reinforce my learning "Thrift".

NCmountainwoman said...

I've never seen one before but they are really interesting. I'm happy that we seem to have more butterflies this year.

Lise said...

Wow, that's a beauty. I've not seen that moth around here. I hope he stops by some time!

Jim Egerton said...

Thanks Vicki. I have never seen one. They are beautiful. You really capture it very well.

Reader Wil said...

What an interesting insect, Vicki!I had never heard of a hummingbird moth before!Thanks for sharing!

jennyfreckles said...

Is it a bird, is it a plane ...no, it's supermoth! That looks huge and very fascinating.

richard said...

yes it is.

Frances said...

Vicki, from the earlier comments, I know that I will not be alone in telling you that ... I've never seen such a beautiful creature...in or out of phlox. In NYC.

You continue to feed my yearning for having more access to nature.

Thank you. xo