August 21, 2023  •  Leave a Comment



I called this capture "deception"because at a distance you think you may be looking at a small hummingbird or a large bee.  

These hummingbird moths look like hummingbirds, can fly at speed are insects which can fly at speeds exceeding 25 mph and can hover like a hummingbird when pollinating.  

Like butterflies, hey use their long proboscis to sip nectar.  Their proboscis

often reaches a length double that of their body which is in the range of 1 to 2 inches long or about half that of a hummingbird.




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