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Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening: Humming Bird Moth

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WildcatThicket
Trenton(close to), TX
(Zone 8a)

September 14, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8807981

Unknown to me a very quick hummingbird moth feeding on salvia.

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lepfarmer
Red Oak, TX

September 14, 2011
3:06 PM

Post #8808488

Wildcat:
This looks like a Titan Sphinx (Aellopos titan).

Dale Clark
Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society
http://www.dallasbutterflies.com

yakmon

yakmon
Portland, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 14, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8808661

Very cool! Thanks for the ID Dale. I had one of those cruising around about a month ago on my lantana. I had a terrible pic, Wildcat's is much better. The white "ring" around the abdomen is very interesting.

Yakmon

WildcatThicket
Trenton(close to), TX
(Zone 8a)

September 15, 2011
4:09 AM

Post #8809129

Thanks for the ID Dale.

Yakmon thanks but you should see how bad the other dozen pictures were. That moth moves very fast.

yakmon

yakmon
Portland, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 15, 2011
4:51 AM

Post #8809173

I know what you mean. It was just about dark when I saw mine buzzing around and I just couldn't seem to get the right camera settings for a decent pic! Good job.

Yakmon
Bob_71
Severna Park, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 15, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8809404

There have been quite a few in my garden this year. This one is nectaring on Glossy Abelia.

Bob

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
7:27 AM

Post #8809412

Beautiful photo, Bob_71.
WildcatThicket
Trenton(close to), TX
(Zone 8a)

September 15, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8809596

Great shot Bob
BUFFY690
Prosperity, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2011
11:45 AM

Post #8811093

These are awesome I gave up taking pics until a get a better camera, right now we get a pretty close up look at them feeding at dusk on our ginger flowers thay love them and are there faithfully every evening...Makes me thankful of where we live that I can share things like this with the kids.

yakmon

yakmon
Portland, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 16, 2011
2:31 PM

Post #8811271

Wow! Great shot Bob. Verrrry nice.

Russell

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