Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Hummingbird Moth #WordlessWednesday

A sad morning - last evening, while my spouse was watching a baseball game, we heard of the death of Willie Mays, a baseball legend of my childhood, and one of the greatest players of all time, at age 93.  I will blog about him later this week.  

Now,  to my already written post.

Have you ever heard of a hummingbird moth?

I saw one for the first time back in the 1980's when I lived in Arkansas.  I was positive I had seen a hummingbird but something seemed a little off.  A neighbor told me what I had seen.  It's easy to be fooled.  They hover like hummingbirds, although they are also smaller.

I've seen them a handful of times where I live now in New York State.

My spouse was out watering my hanging baskets (thank you!) a couple of days ago when he saw this on a basket of million bells (look on the upper right and you'll see a pair of yellow semi-circular stripes and the wings).  My apologies for not having better closeups.

Moved onto a low flower on the left.
One more capture on the left. You can see the stripes against the green basket.

Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday.



  1. We have hummingbird hawk moths in UK but I've yet to see one. Don't know whether that's the same thing.

  2. Sad about Willie Mays.

    But lovely flowers. No wonder the moth came to visit.

  3. would be a welcomed guest in our garden.

  4. Beautiful moth and beautiful flowers.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. Neat photos of the hummingbird moth and glorious flowers ~ hugs

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~
    A ShutterBug Explores ~
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. I've seen one, once, in my garden. Not like yours with the bold stripes, a different kind. I wasn't sure what it was at first!

  7. Good capture nice blooms too :-)

    Have a mothtastic week 👍

  8. I used to see hummingbird moths occasionally in my garden, but now that you mention them I can't remember the last time of saw one. Interesting critters.

  9. Oh, we love them. They come to visit us effurry year, since we live in the South of our Country, before we never have seen them. They're so hard to catch for a picture, but we can see them flying and sucking the flowers😻Double Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

  10. Have heard about these beauties before, yes. Trying to remember if I've seen one, but memory fails me right now. I hope their tribe grows.

    Have a good week, Alana.


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