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Monday, April 20, 2009

A Strange Visitor

While enjoying a beautiful sunset as we ate dinner tonight on the patio, we noticed several very large flying insects flitting around the verbena. After doing a little research on the internet, I think they might be "hummingbird moths". They are almost as big as hummingbirds.
Here is the photo I took of this insect.

And here is a photo from the internet.


Kath said...

What a glorious sunset, a stunning photo. Do the moths make any sound? they look so huge, I can imagine them humming...Kath

DAnna said...

No sound. But they do resemble hummingbirds from a distance. And they flit from flower to flower just like hummingbirds.