This is a Hummingbird Clearwing. At first I thought it was a bee of some sort and I took photos of it and researched it. It is in the moth family. Pretty neat.
By Mary Lou from Abingdon, MD
Very neat. Thank you for sharing the info. Beautiful photo.
I saw one in my garden the other day. Didn't know what it was. Your picture was great. Very visual. Thanks for sharing.
I've had them visiting my garden too, especially the liatris plants.
I am new to hummingbird feeding and watching. I live in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and have a feeder that is suction cupped to my kitchen window. During the months of July and August, I had lots of hummingbirds feeding on my feeder but then suddenly come September no more visitors at all. What is also peculiar is that I had an owl in my backyard one day only several days before I noticed the hummingbirds were no longer coming to my feeder. Does anyone know if this is a unique situation or do they stop visiting my area during this time period or did the owl have an adverse impact on the situation? I miss seeing my little friends.
Nice picture, thanks for sharing. :-)
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