Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Tuesday Moth Blogging

This creature visited us last Sunday. At first we thought it might be a tiny hummingbird (aren't all hummingbirds tiny?) but it was silent. At last we decided it was a moth - but what kind? Neither of us have ever seen one like it.

These photos were all taken at 1/500th second exposure to stop the wings.

I'm pretty sure it's a Nessus Sphinx Moth - Amphion floridensis


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks somewhat like a tiny lobster with moth wings.
It's adorable.

June 14, 2006  
Anonymous Meghan said...

Like if you crossed mixed a hummingbird and a lobster in a blender and gave it bee-stripes. How big was it?

June 14, 2006  
Blogger Pheidias said...

About an inch and a half long.

June 25, 2006  

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