Photos by Sharyl (Hemaris Thysbe - Hummingbird Clearwing)


When I first saw this little guy, I thought for sure I had a hummingbird in my garden.  It hovered like a hummingbird, it was very colorful and it was drinking the nectar from the flowers (Phlox).  I was so excited.  I ran into the house and prepared the hummingbird feeder.  On closer inspection I noticed antennae and insect like legs.  This was no hummingbird.  Lenny was quick to grab the camera and these are some of the shots he took.   We later found our answer to the identity of this creature on the web.  We were thrilled at having the opportunity to see one of these beautiful moths.