Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Last week I was standing in front of the windows in our walkout basement, trying to get a cell signal so I could make a call. I looked outside and spotted this hummingbird moth feeding on the phlox in the garden, right in front of the window. I ran to my office and grabbed my camera, and ran for the door. Then I remembered that my camera card was still in the computer and hustled back to get it. Happily, the busy little moth was still there.

I have seen these amazing creatures many times in the past, but never when I had my camera in hand, so I was very excited to have a chance to get some photos.  They move very quickly and it was a challenge to follow it around the garden.


While I was shooting Lisa called, (who I had been trying to reach before seeing the moth), and I had to give up the chase. It flew off soon after, but I've been keeping an eye out ever since.


  1. Truly amazing . . . and great photos!

  2. Lucky you! These are such unique and beautiful moths! I don't see them very often. Wonderful photos!
    Will you be attending the Fourth Street Art Fair in Bloomington this weekend? If so, I will look you up. I hope to attend. (Suppose to be lots of rain).

    1. Yes, I will most likely be at 4th Street. I will get ready to go today and then make a final decision Friday morning. My biggest worry is stormy weather, the rain we can handle. Being on the street it is much more difficult to anchor your booth securely. Gonna be a long weekend but I love Bloomington so I really don't want to miss it!