Hummingbird Moth

wvgal(z6 WV)August 5, 2006

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I saw my first HM yesterday! Wow! I never even knew these existed until very recently. If I hadn't know better, I would have sworn it was a HB!

    Bookmark   June 20, 2007 at 9:52PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

That's a great picture of a Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth! They are one of the few hummingbird moths that feed in the daytime. Since they look so much like a bumblebee they are not bothered by predators. Their larva host plant is honeysuckle.

There are other kinds of hummingbird moths that feed mostly at dusk. They add such a magical touch to the garden a they quietly go from flower to flower in the dim light.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2008 at 12:16PM
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