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.
Very cool! Thanks for the photos!
I love those things! Good for you being able to photograph one.
They are really cool. Love your farm site. Thanks for visiting!
I love these guys! And so rarely see them. How wonderful that you had one that allowed you to get near it. An awesome experience I’m sure.
Very interesting lil bugger, lol 🙂
Very cool beastie and great photos!
wow ! that’s amazing Frank !
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…
Re-blog away! Nature is ours to share and enjoy.
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I was fascinated by this critter that Trail-Hike-Life shared, and I thought I would share it with you. If you haven’t found this blog,..I’d recommend taking a peek at the other posts too.
Love these! They flock to the neighbor’s flowers. Love your blog, have much to explore tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by.
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