Isn't this a sphinx moth? >.> This things creep me out, especially the first time I stumbled across one while cultivating a flower bed. Looks like a bumblebee with a lobster tail and hummingbird wings.
I saw this creature for the first time in my life 2 days ago! I thought it was a bumblebee, till I got closer. Couldn't believe it! What WAS that!? Managed to get a shot, but holey moley.. it's nothing even close to this! I'm already happy I got its shape! Goggled and googled, and finally found it. What a beautiful little thing, innit? If you don't mind, I'm going to send people over from my page to yours, so they can see what it REALLY looks like!
gooiool, yes, you had the thumbs underneath the one I linked to. I didn't use the thumb cause I hate it when people may think it's mine, so I just put in a direct link. What amazing creatures. When I finally found what it's called, I read some more, also that in Europe it's sometimes called bee moth. I personally like hummingbird moth MUCH better! I had hopes of seeing it today again, but nothing. Wanted to go out at dusk to check, but had been really busy with stuff and left it too late. Anyhow, can't complain about my shoot today. Lotsa beauties. Maybe hummingbird moth will come back tomorrow for me
Hey, Hummingbird moths are my favorite creature, is there any source pointing out where this type of hummingbird moth may be located? This is my favorite type of them ^_^ I want to see one for myself. I can't seem to find any maps or sources as of yet, and aren't they brand new to the USA since this year...?
no they have been around forever here in the US. If you want to find them the easy place is the bottoms ( fields for cultivation). Ask around at local COOP's about okra patches and cantaloupes and thwe times these are in bloom . Butterflies and Moths of North America Occurrence maps, species accounts, checklists, and photographs [link]