Thursday, August 14, 2008

One Freaky Bug

So, the wife calls me out onto the deck earlier today, where a couple of these guys were buzzing around our lilac bush. They looked like small hummingbirds (flew and hovered like then too) with antennae and hairy, little crawfish tails.

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They weren't even a foot away from me and I had no idea what the hell I was looking at. It wasn't until I got that last picture there showing its wingspan that I knew it was some kind of moth.

A quick Google search for "moth that flies like a hummingbird" gave me the answer. It's a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth.

Now you know.