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Sweet Tooth  (Hummingbird Moth) by mikrin

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This hummingbird moth was feeding on a thistle flower just after a rain storm. He was very cooperative to have his picture taken.

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth as found on the internet and is in the family of sphinx moths

Otsego,Michigan, USA
Back yard, out by the pond

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  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 6 years ago

    wow mike, awesome shot, what an amazing insect. fantastic :) k

  • Thanks a bunch K!!!

    – mikrin

  • mrscarlotta
    mrscarlottaover 6 years ago

    This is an amazing shot, fav xxxxxxx

  • Thank you so very much Carlotta! I’m so glad you liked it!!!!

    – mikrin

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerover 6 years ago

    This is such a neat moth to witness… you are so lucky. So unique and pretty.
    Wonderful shot….. I guess Thistle is good eh? ;-)
    Do they ever land on you?

  • Thanks Kimberly! This is only the second one I have seen all year… He seemed to like the thistle a lot I have never had one land on me!!

    – mikrin

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 6 years ago

    WOW-incredible catch!!!

  • Thanks my friend! Thanks for the fav too! I very much appreciate it!!!!!

    – mikrin

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettover 6 years ago

    That’s really cool. I’ve never seen one of those.

  • Thanks Jonathan!!

    – mikrin

  • VanSnuG
    VanSnuGover 6 years ago

    You DID it Again, Mike. :-)

  • Thanks a bunch Steven! I am so glad you liked it!!

    – mikrin

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 6 years ago

    Wow Mike straight to the favs !! what a shot !!

  • Thanks so much Trudi!! I am so glad you liked it!!!!

    – mikrin

  • vanvic
    vanvicover 6 years ago

    Is this called a Sphynx Moth…or a Butterfly/hummingbird moth?? I have a shot of one in my work…I took last week……These are so neat! Of course! Your’s is much clearer!!

  • Thanks Vanessa! I knew it by hummingbird moth. I’ll have to check out a sphynx moth and see what they look like… Could be one of these too! I didn’t see your moth I will look again!!

    – mikrin

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 6 years ago

    Incredible Mike!! but where do you go from here..LOL:)

  • Thanks so much Kate!!! Well snakes are out of the question!!! LOL I’ll stick with bugs…

    – mikrin

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoover 6 years ago

    great shot, wonderful detail.

  • Thanks Paul!! Glad you liked it!!!

    – mikrin

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