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Hummingbird Clearwing (Moth)

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By Diohio


Hummingbird Clearwing (Moth) (Lysimachia clethroides (Lysimachia))

This is a Hummingbird Clearwing moth nectaring on Gooseneck Loosestrife in the back yard. You can see in the pic the reason this moth is called a "Clearwing". And yes, he hums around like a real hummingbird !



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I've yet to see one of these ! Great shot!

4 Jul, 2008

 

Aren't they the coolest looking creatures, I remember the first time I saw one, I thought , what the heck is that thing ! It looked like it had a crawfishes tail, but was hovering like a hummingbird, thought I was losing it!

5 Jul, 2008

 

I had one visit my garden two years ago!... I could not believe what I was seeing either, Flcrazy! The biggest difference was that it showed no fear of a human being...the hummers just scatter when someone walks out on the deck...but it hung around and had a good sampling of everything then just buzzed off! lol. hasn't come back since I got my digital camera...

5 Jul, 2008

 

Exactly Flcrazy about the crawfish tail ! Very observant. The first time I saw one I thought it was a bee of some sort. I'm fortunate to get at least 3 different kinds here. The Hummingbird, the Snowberry and the Nessus Sphinx isn't a clearwing but comes to nectar during the day like a clearwing.

5 Jul, 2008



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