Clearwing Hummingbird Moth

It is very exciting to see a newcomer to the garden, but almost more so to see one returning.

I had a visit from a clearwing hummingbird moth recently,

and thought perhaps it was just passing through.  (See “Flying Visitors“).  So you can imagine my delight when he (or another relative) came back yesterday.  Of course, once again he came during a bit of rough weather.  We were gearing up for a storm and the winds were becoming very gusty.  Branches swayed to and fro repeatedly on my butterfly bush as I tried to focus on this tiny creature.  I am so glad to find that I managed to get a half-dozen or so decent shots out of the many I took.  I hope you enjoy my efforts and share in my excitement!

Hummingbird Moth
Hummingbird Moth
Hummingbird Moth — See its wings blend into the flower?

These moths fly very fast, move quickly, so it is a real challenge to catch up with them, or to even notice them on a plant!

More information on the Clearwing Hummingbird Moth can be found here.

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18 responses to “Clearwing Hummingbird Moth

  1. Fantastic. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us.

  2. Thank you Barbara. I’m so glad you stopped by!

  3. Those are so hard to catch, wonderful shots. Incredible what you can do with that camera. :)

  4. Reblogged this on Niltsi's Spirit and commented:

    Great picture, this moth is hard to photograhy at the best of time, and it was a windy day.

  5. Nice photos! These guys can be so difficult to capture on camera. Their name rings true for sure!

  6. Wonderful photos. I never saw one of these before. Thanks!

    • I’m always happy to know I’ve introduced something new to someone! I know I’m always looking for new things, too. I’d never seen one till last summer, myself.

  7. I have never seen one! They are beautiful!
    Thanks,
    Scott

  8. Those are lovely moths!

  9. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them. I love your little dog too. Blessings from Lizzie Joy

  10. Oh, what a lovely visitor! :D So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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