Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hornworms and “Hummingbird” Moths

The other day as I was emptying the weeds to the compost pile I spied a Hummingbird Moth feasting on our Wild Phlox. I loudly noted my find but to no avail as my Sweetie and son were not outside. I stood there wishing I had my camera, but then over the years I have yet to be able to capture a picture of this. The first time I recall seeing one was back many years ago when my eldest son and I transplanted Virginia Bluebells closer to the house. Another time when I had planted Nicotiana, not that they do not sup from other flowers. Adult stages of hornworms are known as sphinx, hawk, or “hummingbird” moths.

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