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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.

3 Comments

  1. That’s one of those hummingbird moths! There are lots of different kinds, I think. I have no idea what kind that is, but it’s pretty neat. Hey – what feed reader do you use on your iPhone?

    Comment by Cris — November 16, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

  2. Nice picture! It looks like you had fun, I wish I could have been there.
    Grandpa Dan

    Comment by Dad — November 17, 2009 @ 2:21 am

  3. Unfortunately, we don’t have the data infrastructure available to use RSS readers on our iphones any more. Sad days for us.

    Comment by admin — November 24, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

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