Hummingbird moth

A hummingbird moth feeding on an agastache in the late evening.

Photo credit: Allen Lefever. Thank you Allen!

Photo credit: Allen Lefever

The hummingbird moth gets its name because its long proboscis and hovering behavior, accompanied by a soft humming sound, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers, such as the agastache in this photo.

Thank you to EarthSky Facebook friend Allen Lefever for this cool photo. You can see more of Allen’s photos here.

Eleanor Imster

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