Sunday, April 27, 2014


Today's featured garden visitor was a Nessus Sphinx moth (Amphion floridensis), one of a number of day flying, nectar sipping moths that are often called Hummingbird moths because of the way they hover and sip nectar:

The two bright yellow rings on the abdomen are diagnostic.  

I even shot a short video of it as it zipped from flower to flower.  Some of it's even approximately in focus:

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