A Garden Sprite

Out in the garden this afternoon I survey my little bit of earth and it is hot.  Parched really.  What’s new, huh?

But the heat is always made bearable when I find something so lovely as this.

This little Garden Sprite is known as a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth and with good reason!  It can hover, sip nectar, and then reverse direction just like a hummingbird.  Very clever moth don’t you agree?

Keep your eyes open the next time you go out into the garden, and who knows, you may discover a little hummingbird about two inches long.   But look closely… for you may have found a little Garden Sprite on your own bit of earth.

You can read up on her here:  http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Butterflies/Summer/Hummingbird-Clearwing

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2 thoughts on “A Garden Sprite

  1. bobzeller says:

    A great closeup of the Hummingbird Moth. I notice that you commented on photography4all that you wanted a link to my URL. It is http://bobzeller.wordpress.com. Then you will see a link to my two albums at the top of the page. Have a look, and I appreciate any comments. I will subscribe to your blog and watch for some more great photos.
    Bob

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