Saturday, September 19

Humming Bird Moth Feeding

Humming Bird Moth Feeding [enlarge]

Certainly one of the weirdest topics in the blog in the past was the famous moth that I mistook for a bird. Now I had the chance to spot another one with better luck. Here is a beautiful specimen of Macroglossum stellatarum or Hummingbird Moth. In the following two videos you will appreciate the difference between this moth and a real hummingbird:



Blogger Jacob said...

That's a great picture, Carlos. I don't think I've ever heard of a hummingbird moth...

Our daughter in Colorado has a lot of hummingbirds flitting on her feeder ... they're very beautiful.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Carlos Lorenzo said...

Thanks for the visit Jacob. Yep. I saw some videos. Those feeders full of hummingbirds look charming. It must be great to wake up in the morning and watch the scene. :)

9:57 PM  
Blogger Lydia said...

We have two hummingbird feeders in our yard each summer and see Ruby-Throated and Rufus Hummingbirds - although fewer this year it seemed. I love them very much.

Now you have introduced me to the Hummingbird Moth and I am transfixed by the shot and the video. In many ways, this moth is more a miraculous site than the hummingbird. Isn't nature perfect?!

Thanks for a great post, Carlos.

10:33 PM  
Blogger JM said...

Fantastic shot!

12:02 AM  
Blogger Carlos Lorenzo said...

Thanks so much Lydia. It did fool me the first time I saw one.

12:20 AM  
Blogger Meri said...

Fascinating! I managed to capture a hummingbird at rest today, but couldn't get him taking off again.

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Morgia said...

Increible!!! tant la foto com l'animaló!!!!

4:20 AM  
Blogger Phivos Nicolaides said...

Hi (YIA SOU in Greek!) Carlos. Every single shot you have is a piece of art. Bravo!

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Joanna's Foto Blog said...

Beautiful shot!
Until very recently I also didn't know, there is something like hummingbird moth- my friend is trying to capture an image of one.
Yours is gorgeous!


5:45 PM  
Blogger deborah said...

i am jealous! we always have them at the flowers in the evenings, moving too fast and light too low to capture.

6:28 AM  

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