Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Moth in Disguise

Late in the day on Easter Sunday, we thought we spied a hummingbird. I was able to take a few pictures and quickly realized it was not a bird; it had antennae and yellow stripes on its back.

I think it's a Nessus Sphinx Moth (Amphion floridensis). It moved just like a hummingbird and was fun to watch.

1 comment:

  1. We've seen these before. There's some interesting story behind why they are the way they are, but I'd have to ask my hubby to remember the full story. I just remember him mentioning them before and having one of his random tidbits to say about them.

    We enjoy many hummingbirds on our deck and around our Rose of Sharon bushes during the summer months.


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