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Would you believe this?

I thought I had taken a fantastic picture. I thought I had a hummingbird! Nope! I was promptly corrected out of hand – hummingbird moth. Really! Did they make up that ID? It was a correct identification. Never heard of it! Apparently, a lot of other people have. It was kind of spooky bizarre. I caught the shot as the bug was hovering over the flowers. I got exactly these two shots that were good enough to post. I’m pretty amazed myself. I sent to the kids. Immediately, David responded that he had seen them in Joshua Tree park. I’ve been there. I did not see them. Oh well, sometimes I discover new and amazing things to find that others know all about it. This was a lot of fun to find and share. And I can say that I have never seen this before. You may feel free to “ho hum” now.

2 responses

  1. I remember when I saw my first Hummingbird Moth – definitely a double take! When I pointed it out to the wife her reaction was ‘Oh, yes, I’ve seen a few of those about today!’.

    November 19, 2018 at 6:44 am

    • Yes, one of the people I was with when I took these shots accurately identified them without hesitation and as though they were a common sighting. This was the first of my life.

      November 19, 2018 at 3:12 pm

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