Whitney Point

Photos by Nancy Smith (Hemaris Thysbe - Hummingbird Clearwing)

 

I'd gone out to water a hanging basket of petunias and saw this amazing creature which at first glance I thought was an enormous bee!  Closer examination revealed hummingbird-like behavior, but the long white proboscis threw me off.  He/she stayed around for quite awhile, undisturbed by my presence, and visited several of the blossoms before taking off.