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Hummingbird Moth

Posted by wvgal z6 WV (wvwolfe@charter.net) on
Sat, Aug 5, 06 at 18:49

Have several...

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RE: Hummingbird Moth

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!


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RE: Hummingbird Moth

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.


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