Saturday, August 14, 2010

Not a Hummingbird

Do you see it? Just below the far right bloom, between the soft green leaf in the foreground and the darker green of the Viburnum? I wondered if this was some sort of miniature hummingbird, but research tells me it's a Hemaris thysbe, a Sphinx Moth. Never heard of it before, never seen it before and apparently not all that common in Georgia. It certainly liked my Phlox this afternoon and also visited the Angelonia and a Mexican Petunia. I wish it had "sat still" for a minute, so that I could have taken a better picture (or that I were a better photographer with better equipment :-)).

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