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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sphinx Moth In The Garden

 

The Sphinx moth’s are found worldwide . They  primarily hide during the day and emerge at dusk or during the early morning hours. I guess this guy was hungry to be out and about late afternoon !

Summer 2013 (1 of 9)

As a caterpillar, They eat the leaves and stems of plants. As an adult moth, They drink nectar from flowers. They will go from flower to flower hovering over them and they are often confused with the hummingbird.

Summer 2013 (3 of 9)

Their size and rapid wing beats allow them to hover and feed like hummingbirds, which is why they were nicknamed 'hummingbird moths'. People often mistake the protrusion on the back of the sphinx caterpillar for a stinger .

                                       So many creatures about if  we really look !

                                 Another nice cool  fresh  and humid free day today !

                                          Until next time … hope you have a good day !

                                                       Thanks for popping by !

                                                      Country Gal

17 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Thanks for sharing and explaining about these moths.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, great pictures of that wonderful moth, I saw one once fluttering near my flowers and was mesmerized....love them...Blessings Francine.

Chel C said...

There are some great looking moths out there! We have a hummingbird moth which looks like a bee crossed with a hummingbird, so beautiful and it's a shame they only come out later on in the day. Have a wonderful week. xx

Jane and Chris said...

They are HUGE aren't they! I saw these in our old house, but I've not seen one here.
Jane x
PS Love the porch shot in your header!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

That's what those are! I've seen more of them this year than butterflies... I miss the butterflies! Spotted one Yellow Swallowtail on my butterfly bush yesterday.. just one!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh totally cool, I don't think I have ever seen one, they are kind of beautiful, and you got great shots of them.

Jen

Leah said...

I have never seen one ~ you sure caught this one good!

Nancy said...

I haven't seen many this year. They mostly seem to enjoy the evenings rather than morning or afternoon. Love that first image. Perfect.

Buttons said...

I did not know that beautiful photos. hug B

Michelle said...

We have them here and are always so interesting to watch.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

i am not a moth person sorry but your flowers are beautiful!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

We have these beautiful moths too. I hear they originate from the tomato hornworm

Luna Miranda said...

your photos are gorgeous!

Lea said...

Great photos!
I've been trying to get a photo of them, but they move so fast! Maybe I can do as you did - sneak up on one while his head in deep in a flower.
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Karen said...

Excellent captures!

DeniseinVA said...

I love your photos of this wonderful moth, and such a beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing them with Today's Flowers, you put a big smile on my face today. Wishing you a great week :)

Kerri Farley said...

I LOVE these little guys!! Great shots!