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Friday, May 29, 2015

Photo Share: Hummingbird moth

Hummingbird moths mating
Hummingbird moths fly and move just like hummingbirds. They can remain suspended in the air in front of a flower while they unfurl their long tongues to sip their nectar from flowers. Often mistaken for baby hummingbirds, they even emit an audible hum. 

The adults may start flying in early spring, when the bluebells (Mertensia) are still blooming; but you will have a better chance to see them when they are most active, in the summer when the bee balms are in bloom.

Source: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/hummingbird_moth.shtml
Thank you Holly for sharing your interesting photo! If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.

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