Friday 22 September 2023

Hummingbird hawk moth

I saw two what I believe to be Hummingbird Hawk Moths feasting on some self-seeded verbena bonariensis growing out of some gravel. It is not a good photograph but you can make one of them out. Their wings beat rapidly as they hover,too fast for a phone camera to catch a sharp image. Their proboscis looks about a centimeter long, arching into the flowers syphoning up the nectar. 


  1. It's always thrilling to see the Hummingbird Hawk Moths, isn't it?!? 😊
    Hope you're doing well.

    1. I was delighted to them. I'm making prgress, thank you.