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Hummingbird moth and lantana

Posted by carol777 30906 ( on
Wed, Aug 17, 05 at 20:25

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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RE: Hummingbird moth and lantana

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

RE: Hummingbird moth and lantana

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.

RE: Hummingbird moth and lantana

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


RE: Hummingbird moth and lantana

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

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