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November 16, 2009

Hummingbug

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hummingbug

Among the fun things we did this weekend, we started out at one of our favorite parks, Jardin Soufi.  While we were there, we found many new arrivals, including some funky ducks, fish and a turtle.  As it warmed up, we were treated to this visitor.  The flower it is drinking from is a Lantana, for which the blossoms are not more than about 2 inches across (for scale).  While it is obviously a bug (probably a mothish type thing) I’ve never seen an insect that looked so much like a hummingbird.  It even flew and hovered with the same maneuverability as a humming bird.  Couldn’t tell if the wing motion was the same though.

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