The last several days I've been watching one of these particular creatures with interest, as he (she?) has been visiting my yard area every day. It seems to be loving the new native plants I've put in within the last couple of weeks which happen to be in full bloom right now.
At first I thought it was a new species of hummingbird I had not seen in this area until now...it certainly looked like it. But upon further research, I've realized it's actually a hummingbird moth.
|My pic (not quite as good lol)|
It has wings, what looks like two eyes, legs and a long nose for sipping nectar. Fascinating.
|What will it turn out to be?|
On a possibly related note, I also found this cocoon in one of my flower pots, and it's possible it's another hummingbird moth. I think it's still alive, so we'll see what happens when it emerges. I hope I catch it at the right time!