Hummingbird moth and lantana

carol777(30906)August 17, 2005

This unusual little guy was buzzing around my lantana a few days ago. He looked and acted so much like a little hummingbird. I have since found out he is a hummingbird moth.

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Ohio_Green_Thumb(Zone 5b NW Ohio)

Wow! Great shot. I've never seen one in action.
Amy

    Bookmark   August 17, 2005 at 8:34PM
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chuckr30(z5, GR-MI)

As a kid we would call these "bumble flys" because they looked like a cross between a bumble bee (it was yellowish) and butter fly.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2005 at 8:22AM
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nanahanna(a8 AR)

Wow, excellent picture! I have them here on my lantana daily also! Again, great picture!

Nanahanna

    Bookmark   August 18, 2005 at 10:57PM
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joanmn

Oh, good shot!! They are so hard to get a shot of.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2005 at 9:08AM
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