Sphinx Moth

This Sphinx moth decided that a sip at the gooseneck loosestrife was just the refreshment needed for a hot New England afternoon. I had to follow this specimen around for a while till it stayed in one place long enough for me to get a photo.

One of the few creatures that can hover in place its wings move so fast that they are a blur. Their ability to hover is interesting, but the tongue can be inches long which adds interest to watching them.

The first time I saw one, I mistook it for a hummingbird and did a double-take when I realized it was a moth.

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