Archive for September, 2007

White-lined sphinx moth

I was out by the “Hummingbird Mint” Hyssop again today, and I saw a shocking streak of color. Hummingbird Moth Close Up

I immediately thought it was a hummingbird, of course. But upon closer observation, I saw stripes, then antennae, then an unbelievably long proboscis.

Hummingbird Moth 2 

Thanks to some Internet research, I’m confident that it is a white-lined sphinx moth, also appropriately nick-named the hummingbird moth!

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