Wow! What is that?

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?

Hawk Moth

I found one near my home and it was kind enough to let me get close and take some photos.

Clear Wing Hummingbird Moth

It is part of the Sphingidae family.  Other common names in this family are hawk moths, sphinx moths, and horn worms.

Hummingbird moth

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13 thoughts on “Wow! What is that?

  1. Bizarre…I’ve never seen these before, even on all those nature and science shows I love to watch. Nice sighting. Would you mind if I re-blog this article? I don’t have a blog roll on mine, but that would give you a nice spotlight to catch the attention of my readers too, if you’re up for it? Just let me know…

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