Well, it was a really big weekend, and I’m just now getting to blog about it. For shame! But this past weekend saw the arrival of a long-awaited visitor. Since I first laid eyes on a hummingbird moth when we moved to Indy, they have been my favorite insect. And I eagerly await their late-summer arrival to the flowers for nectar. And this past Sunday was the first time this season that one has come to visit. I remember vividly the first time that I saw a hummingbird moth. There was one flitting about the flowers at a pond shop that my mom and I visited shortly upon moving to Indy. At first I thought I was looking at a little hummingbird, then I noticed, it had lots of legs.. Was I seeing things?? What could this be? Noting my intrigue with the insect, one of the workers explained what it was. It is a type of sphinx moth which looks just like a hummingbird, with a thick body and iridescent wings and long proboscis with which it laps up nectar. It’s an incredibly beautiful moth and very engaging to watch. hope you all have a chance to observe one of these miracles up close.
Blessings to you,