Hummingbird Moth

Perhaps one of the most delightful insect visitors to your garden is the hummingbird moth. Several species of the genus Hemaris deserve this name and for very good reason. They fly and move just like hummingbirds. Like them, they can remain suspended in the air in front of a flower while they unfurl their long tongues and insert them in flowers to sip their nectar. They even emit an audible hum like hummingbirds. We saw this just as we were entering the Butterfly House grounds at the Beech Creek Botanical Gardens & Nature Preserve in Alliance, Ohio
What an odd and fascinating creature! Great capture!
posted August 27th, 2017  
Fantastic capture. I've seen these before but I didn't know what they were.
posted August 27th, 2017  
I watch for them every year, have only seen them twice. I'm glad you spotted one!
posted August 27th, 2017  
Interesting creature - great against the pink. Looks like it's wearing swimming trunks!
posted August 27th, 2017  
Oh I love them too, but I rarely see one here around. And they are so difficult to caputre. Well done and thanks for sharing.
posted August 27th, 2017  
A magnificent and detailed capture. Fav
posted August 27th, 2017  
Superb find and shot
posted August 27th, 2017  
Great capture!
posted August 27th, 2017  
Aren't they neat.
posted August 27th, 2017  
Wonderful capture Skip...Fav
posted August 27th, 2017  
Excellent capture. He is so interesting looking.
posted August 27th, 2017  
Great capture, details
posted August 27th, 2017  
Super capture
posted August 27th, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted August 27th, 2017  
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