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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sphinx Moth In My Garden


The Sphinx moth’s are found worldwide . They  primarily hide during the day and emerge at dusk or during the early morning hours. I guess this guy was hungry to be out and about late afternoon !

Summer 2013 (1 of 9)

As a caterpillar, They eat the leaves and stems of plants. As an adult moth, They drink nectar from flowers. They will go from flower to flower hovering over them and they are often confused with the hummingbird.

Summer 2013 (3 of 9)

Their size and rapid wing beats allow them to hover and feed like hummingbirds, which is why they were nicknamed 'hummingbird moths'. People often mistake the protrusion on the back of the sphinx caterpillar for a stinger .


Photos Taken By :  Elaine

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