WHITE LINED SPHINX HUMMING BIRD MOTH

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Monday, September, 30, 2013

Before  these summery days  get entirely away from us,  I wanted to share with you my  newest  little visitor.   In all of my years of gardening, I have never seen one of these critters before – a White Lined Sphinx Humming Bird Moth.  When I first saw it I thought it was a baby humming bird and , of course, ran for my camera.   But the closer I got a better look at it, I could tell I would have to do some Googling to find out what it was.   He’s a fast little critter , meticulously  checking out each flower for  any source of nourishment.   Every time I see him, he is visiting this one plant only  and will stay up to  20 minutes.   I found this to be an interesting article  about humming bird moths if you’d like to know more and thanks for reading!

http://birding.about.com/od/birdingbasics/a/Hummingbird-Moths.htm

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vincent Koepp
    Oct 01, 2013 @ 03:58:59

    jeannie…so very cool. great work..great shots!!! thanks for sending.

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  2. Kathy Miller
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 17:42:00

    Jeannie,

    That is amazing. I didn’t think St. Louis ever got any humming birds except the Ruby Throated Humming Bird.

    Kathy

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  3. Maureen Mahach
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 16:49:48

    Goll-eee! We learn something new every day! I looked at the photo before reading the heading and thought it was a cross between a hummingbird and a bee. :o) I have never seen one before.

    M.

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