It’s a bird, it’s a moth, it’s a bee, no…it’s a Clear Wing Hummingbird Moth! That’s right. It’s a moth that can fly like a hummingbird! This moth can actually hover and drink nectar from flowers. It looks like a cross between a bee and a moth and flies like a bird. How cool is that?
I found one near my home and it was kind enough to let me get close and take some photos.
It is part of the Sphingidae family. Other common names in this family are hawk moths, sphinx moths, and horn worms.