Dennis and I were in the garden yesterday to hook up the garden hose so we could replenish the water in in our little garden pond. I noticed this insect flying low with an erratic path. When we got a decent look at it we could tell it was a hummingbird moth. A little smaller than what we have seen before and it seemed to have clear wings, also different from the others. It was flitting around very jerkily, so none of my photos are very sharp, but that is the nature of this beast.
|Its wings beat so fast that is hard to even see them.|
I'll keep an eye out for hatchlings, but they will be very small and also green - hard to see on the green leaf. I think this plant is a honeysuckle, which is one of their preferred plants. It came up as a volunteer in the garden and I almost weeded it out. Glad I left it.
By the way - this post is for Dean who reminded me recently that there are clearwing moths. :-)