Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Have You Ever Seen This?

Each evening lately, as dusk is approaching, we see hummingbird moths hovering over our flowers. 
 Look closely, maybe even squint. In the upper third of the photo you should be able to see it.

The first time I saw one, it caught me a tad bit off guard.

It felt a little weird to realize this thing was a bug!
Their flight patterns and movements are eerily similar to hummingbirds.

But as I got used to the idea and began to watch it use its long needle like "tongue" to gather nectar, I realized as it "ate" it was pollinating the flowers.

As they fluttered and flew from bloom to bloom, I found them to be difficult to photograph with the camera on my phone!


Donnie Pirtle said...

Yes,I have seen a Hummingbird Moth, they are amazing. As is all of God's creation. Have a wonderful day.

Ana said...

I have heard about these hummingbird moths but have never actually seen on in person. Not even sure if we have them in these parts...very interesting.