Wordless Wednesday Linky – Fascinating Hummingbird Moth

I haven’t been up to taking all the photos I usually do this past month so, for this week, I looked through some photos in August. And I realized I never posted about the incredible moth we saw in our garden back in August! It’s called a Hummingbird Moth.

Nathan and I were outside and happened to see this odd insect flying around our butterfly bush. Nathan thought it was a hummingbird – I knew it wasn’t and thought it was more of a butterfly or moth. But I had never seen anything like it before. We consulted our handy “bug book” and sure enough found it – a Hummingbird Moth. Luckily, it stayed around long enough for me to grab my camera!

It’s absolutely fascinating! As you know, most moths fly around at night, so this is an odd one, in that it prefers bright daylight. It hovers just like a hummingbird and is about 1.5″ long.  Isn’t it neat?

Okay, it’s your turn to link up to our Wordless Wednesday linky!

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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Cool, I’ve never seen one of those! Great photo!

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  2. This is just an amazing photo and thank you for sharing with us :)
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  3. So fascinating! It is the first time I am hearing about this moth. Beautiful pictures and very interesting and informative post. Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!
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  4. I thought it was a bee at first glance. This picture is very cool!
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  5. Wow! Thanks for educating me with your WW post! Haha, until now I had no idea these existed!

  6. I think that’s a cool moth. We sometimes get a moth like that, but not as colorful as yours.
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  7. WOW! That’s amazing!
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  8. Beautiful pictures!! I love humming birds!!
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  9. Gorgeous photos!
    BusyWorkingMama recently posted..Apple Picking in Georgia #WWMy Profile

  10. That is a really interesting moth. The wings are so small for the body!
    Deborah / Mom2Michael recently posted..WW – Fall ColoursMy Profile

  11. Wow, now that is amazing! Very pretty shots! Thanks for sharing them :)
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  12. I am so glad to know the name of that creature! We have them around here all of the time and I was never able to successfully Google it! Thanks. Lovely photos.
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  13. Funny looking moth, and its on such a lovely flower… What is it??

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm – Such a Drag…!!!!

    Have a great day!!
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  14. Great shots. I love the close ups.
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  15. So glad I found your blog and am linking up for the first time! :-) I shared some photos from our “ordinary” day today, because sometimes even the most “ordinary” of days can be beautiful, too! Many blessings, Lisa :-)
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  16. To get a hummingbird out of a house can seem like a daunting task, but it can be done with a little common sense and a lot of fabric.
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  17. that is the weirdest thing I have seen!
    Thanks for the linky,
    I have a linky on my Wordless Wednesday post as well…
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  18. Definitely unusual, I never even heard of one of those moths… am not good at taking pictures yet.. but learning. smile..
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  19. Very cool! I wonder if I’ve come across something like this before. Something was fluttering around me once, but I thought it was too small to be a hummingbird.
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  20. That’s AMAZING! great shots Erika!
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