Whimsical and Homespun Art Creations with a Little Rural Living Thrown In

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sphinx Hummingbird Moth

Look who came to visit my plants.  Although I would have swore it was a mini version of a Hummingbird, this little guy is actually a moth.  He is a Sphinx Hummingbird Moth that sports the most beautiful brown and burnt orange colors.  (My favorites! :) )  

It is so amazing to see how fast his wings flutter.  He has such an exotic "zebra-style" print on his head.  :)

His actions and movements are spot on for a Hummingbird.  I followed him around for 20 minutes and came across a second one that was photo shy.  It decided to flit across to the neighbors plants.  :(

This picture was taken by a group of plants directly under our Hummingbird feeder.  Right now, the Hummingbirds are fighting like mad!  This little guy paid no attention to the feeder, and the birds hadn't the least bit of interest in him.  :)


Pat said...

I had these on my lipstick sage this summer. It is amazing how much they look like a hummingbird.

Brenda said...

Hello Pat... They really can fool the viewer. I admit it took me about 10 minutes and the internet to figure out they weren't some variety of Hummingbirds! LOL