Hummingbird Moths






This little hummer moved so fast, it was difficult getting these shots.

The last picture shows a coiled tendril under the beak. If someone could tell me what it is used for, I’d be very happy.


21 thoughts on “Hummingbird Moths

    • They may look different where you live, but they all drink nectar. Hope you find one—they are so cool. Wish you had been here to take the pictures because you are so good with your camera.

      • Oh, Helen, you mean your trip to Scottsdale? I doubt you’ll see one in February. It’s still a bit chilly that time of the year. But, you should truly enjoy the town. While you’re in Arizona, you should visit Sedona—now that’s beautiful country, full of artists and sculpted scenery .

  1. I’ve heard and seen hummingbirds and also moths, but never ones that were both. What “is” that? *smile* You got some great shots of “it”, whichever it is. I don’t think we have these two in one guys here. 🙂

  2. We have them in our yard every summer. They fly in and work the plants we put in to lure hummingbirds to our garden. We’re disappointed when they don’t show up, so you can imagine how much I enjoyed your photographs.

    • Beulah, that makes me so happy. It’s so nice to have a new friend. Twice now, I’ve seen that moth intimidate a hummingbird—aggressive little moths. BTW, it looks like Gather has closed its doors to writers, so I’m thrilled to be here, making new friends.

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