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July 24, 2013 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth

Almost wordless: I planted a patch of Bee Balm in my garden to attract hummingbirds. So far, no hummingbirds but lots of bees. A few days ago a Hummingbird Clearwing, which is actually a moth, stopped by for some nectar.

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  1. Mike Powell / Jul 24 2013 6:04 am

    Beautiful shot of the Clearwing. They are as tough, or maybe even tougher to capture than an actual hummingbird.


  2. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Jul 24 2013 6:22 am

    OMG – what a stunning capture.


  3. clementinegoesusa / Jul 24 2013 6:39 am

    Wow, that’s amazing! Good shot!


  4. Ciska (@_Ciska_) / Jul 24 2013 6:40 am

    That is a beautiful picture.


  5. BermudaOnion / Jul 24 2013 6:59 am

    Wow, what a fantastic photo! I’m impressed!


  6. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader / Jul 24 2013 8:13 am

    Groovy! I’ve never seen such a thing!


  7. Beth Hoffman / Jul 24 2013 8:39 am

    One of the finest photos of a clearwing that I’ve ever seen!


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  9. Caitlin @ The Siren's Tale / Jul 24 2013 9:12 am

    I’ve never seen one of these moths before! When I first saw the picture, I couldn’t figure out if it was a bee, a moth, or a hummingbird, but it almost looks like a collaboration of all three!


  10. Mary / Jul 24 2013 12:19 pm

    Amazing photo, Leslie!


  11. Suko / Jul 24 2013 3:11 pm

    Magnificent photo! This creature looks unreal!


  12. Carol / Jul 24 2013 3:57 pm

    Gorgeous! Just a great photo!


  13. libbyQ / Jul 25 2013 1:36 am

    a beautiful capture~!!~

    happy WW


  14. Leeswammes / Jul 26 2013 4:49 am

    Great picture! I actually came across one years ago. In England, I’m not sure what bush it was near, but it looked so much like a hummingbird, that I emailed the local bird association to ask whether it really could have been one. They suggested it was a moth. An amazing animal!


  15. Bellezza / Jul 26 2013 8:30 am

    I asked my husband to plant some butterly plants to attract them, but I have never heard of a hummingbird moth! It amazes me not only what you can photograph but what you know!


  16. cindy knoke / Jul 28 2013 1:06 pm

    Great shot!! Never heard of this critter! Thanks for posting~



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