4.07.2008

A Wise County Moth



A faithful reader sent in these pics from over the weekend. Pretty odd. Pretty cool.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a Hummingbird moth.

Anonymous said...

it looks to me like a double breasted matress thrasher moth.

Anonymous said...

Sphinx Moth - looks very much like a hummingbird - usually seen taking necter at dusk.

Anonymous said...

The first shot looks like a "I don't know how to use a crop tool" moth. Common species.

Anonymous said...

To 3:48 - I did'nt crop it because I wanted to leave the flower in the photo to go with what the moth was doing, you know,,,,,,,, so it would'nt look like some painted up aircraft flying over Baghdad in the middle of the night!! Besides, my crop tool is out in the garden with some "hoes".

Anonymous said...

Ah tellu what main that dang old moth,man jus floatin aroun like some dang ole bumble bee er summit main,take your dang shotgun an jus click-click kaboom main we'd be eaten good ya'll

Anonymous said...

Got to be a Hummingbird moth. When you first see one, you think it is a hummingbird, except that you've never seen a hummingbird with antennae. And then you notice the colors aren't quite right, either.

Anonymous said...

Republican Moth going for the Flame.

saw_em_off_ags said...

2.22
You are correct, it is a Sphinx moth.
Hummingbird moths are native to parts of the U.S. further north than Texas. Also, their accepted common name is the hummingbird clearwing, obviously, their wings are full of color, yet see-through.

Anonymous said...

It's a sphinx moth. It's the adult of the tomato hornworm.

Anonymous said...

11:52 Thanks for sharing that info, I have known about the moths for a long time and the tomato worm also, but I did not know that they were one and the same. Now I'm wondering what that horn turns into??