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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 7, 2004
7:01 PM

Post #1038710

Look what I saw enjoying my Lantana this evening! I'm so excited I was able to capture a few shots of him before he got sick of my flash LOL. Next time he comes around I'll attempt to get up closer, but I wasn't about to risk it this time...I just wanted a shot! LOL I'm pretty sure it's a hummingbird moth, but you resident experts can correct me happily if you want :-)

-Julie

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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 7, 2004
7:02 PM

Post #1038713

pic#2

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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 7, 2004
7:03 PM

Post #1038715

pic#3

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imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2004
12:11 AM

Post #1039073

I'm no expert Julie but, I agree. You can see his probiscus dangling down as in a tanker getting ready to refuel a jet fighter. Only his mission is more peaceful. He's lookin for a little sugar. Cool shots! :-)
RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 8, 2004
6:25 AM

Post #1039504

Here's mine

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RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 8, 2004
6:29 AM

Post #1039507

I was freaking out when I saw him in March in Carmel.

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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 8, 2004
6:55 AM

Post #1039520

Oooooo yours is pretty too! Thanks for sharing him with me :-)

-Julie
RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 8, 2004
8:10 AM

Post #1039560

OK! Out of my garden mothara! Incoming!

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RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 8, 2004
8:11 AM

Post #1039561

Sweet!

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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 8, 2004
9:25 AM

Post #1039580

LOL
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2004
2:28 PM

Post #1039852

Any idea what plant(s) attract them best? I see them rarely. When I do they blow my mind!
OldFlowerGirl
Castlegar, BC
(Zone 6b)

September 8, 2004
2:51 PM

Post #1039878

That's amazing. I have never seen anything like that before. Thanks
salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 8, 2004
3:30 PM

Post #1039927

Well the guy in my garden was just crazy about the Lantana. He zoomed past several other things in the garden (including several Salvias) but didn't stop at any of them...just kept coming right back to the Lantana.

-Julie
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2004
3:37 PM

Post #1039944

Popular plant that lantana. Even my DW heads straight for the lantana when she goes outside! LOL
salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 8, 2004
3:41 PM

Post #1040068

ROTFLMAO!
RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 8, 2004
6:21 PM

Post #1040324

Check out this face.

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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 8, 2004
8:21 PM

Post #1040483

Showdown! Cool shot Monterey! looks like he wants to challenge you to a draw LOL
RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 8, 2004
8:36 PM

Post #1040500

Here's a blow-up. He's the Gene Simmons of moths.That's some feeding tube!

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imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2004
9:04 PM

Post #1040543

How does it manipulate that hose thang (probiscus?) to get nectare? Where you able to see that?

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2004
3:31 AM

Post #1041075

We had one at the black knight butterfly bush. My husband took some pics, but they're all blurry. He was also spotted at the Nanho blue.
RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 9, 2004
6:53 AM

Post #1041189

Not a butterfly, nor a hummer. A flying buffalo perhaps?

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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 9, 2004
8:17 AM

Post #1041210

Not as big as yours Monterey, but a bee enjoying Salvia none-the-less LOL

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RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 9, 2004
1:08 PM

Post #1041336

After I eat this flower, I eat julie's bee!

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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 9, 2004
1:15 PM

Post #1041341

ROTFLMAO :-D
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2004
1:57 PM

Post #1041385

Fantastic closeups, monte!

I really like to see "action" shots near a flower, guys. A "still" thats not so still. I don't know how express it. I'm going to shutup now. I'm blubbering (word?).
cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2004
9:09 PM

Post #1057219

your moth/hummer is common name is a funny one " humming bird moth" I had one here and had to find it as my Godmother thought it was some kind of bat.. very cool looking...

poorgeorge
Rock Hill, SC
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2004
10:41 PM

Post #1063328

yep, it's a humming bird moth. Here is mine.

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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

September 26, 2004
7:23 PM

Post #1066885

I just found the scientific name for my hawkmoth in this thread so I thought I'd add it here. It is a Macroglossum stellatarum...which means something like "larged tongued star" :-)

-Julie

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