Monday, November 23, 2009

Hummingbird, NO; Moth, YES

This hummingbird moth is fascinating. He is feeding on the nectar of Wild Bee Balm or Oswego Tea (Monarda). I have seen several at River of Life Farm in 2008 and 2009. Since I am always watching for hummingbirds, these always catch me by surprise. They are fairly common, however.

Next time you see a hummingbird working some flowers at ROLF, look again and see if it is a Hummingbird moth.

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