Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hummingbird moth

I have seen these tiny moths over the years and I always thought they were baby hummingbirds. They fly and dart in and out of flowers just like hummingbirds. One day I took a photo of one on a flower and when I looked at the picture enlarged I was amazed to find it was a moth.

I have only captured them on film twice in 20 yrs. This is the most recent.

Bill Aeschliman

1 comment:

dawn said...

I've had the same experience. Thanks for identify the creature!
They seem to be oblivious to people when concentrating on the flower.
Dawn Haney