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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 12:06
Viewed: 3327
Points: 6
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Second sho of this interesting fat moth.

Every year about this time, puzzled backyard observers call the Museum wondering about "those tiny hummingbirds in my garden." Those hovering curiosities are actually day-flying moths known as hummingbird moths. (Hummingbird clearwing moth is the species pictured here.) With a wingspan of two inches, the moth hovers while sipping nectar with a long "tongue," or proboscis. Members of the family Sphingidae --the same family as tomato hornworms -- the larvae have curved tail "horns" and feed on honeysuckle. A slightly smaller relative closely resembles bumblebees.

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I remember seeing those in Savannah. They are a pain to photograph too! Very nicely caught.

bonjour marjan
c'est un bon cliché,c'est l'un de premier morosphinx que je vois cette année,on pourrait presque croire qu'il est posé or ce n'est pas dans ses habitudes!
bonne netteté et les couleurs sont naturelles.

Hi Marjan, splendid composition with moth and lovely flower, wonderful colors, great sharpness and good details, I like it, ciao Silvio

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