Another Hummingbird Moth Sighting!
This makes the second-time I’ve seen a hummingbird moth (actually third since there were two this time) on our front porch. They seem to love our as-yet-unidentified wildflowers out there.
Hummingbird Moths are pretty cool creatures. They look like a baby hummingbird at first, and fly like one too. But if you look closely you’ll notice the tail is not a tail at all. And since when did hummingbirds have antennae?
Another name for these are the Sphinx Moth. I think the ones we saw were Laurel Sphinx Months. They are amazing flyers. In a very un-moth-like way they zip from one flower to another with complete control and amazing agility – like a hummingbird. You can learn more about them here.