Butterflies and Moths in the Garden

Butterflies and Moths in the Garden
I caught this guy from the corner of my eye and thought it was a baby hummingbird! No it’s a Nessus Sphinx Moth!  I don’t see these very often and am always really excited when they show up.
Butterflies and Moths in the Garden
Probably the same nessus sphinx moth, it just moved to a plumbago.
Butterflies and Moths in the Garden
Sulphur on Penta
Butterflies and Moths in the Garden
Two Eastern Black Swallowtails.  Gotta say I love this photo!
Butterflies and Moths in the Garden
Giant Swallowtail on Purple Coneflower
Butterflies and Moths in the Garden
Queen Butterfly. Thought this was a monarch at first glance. Not so!
Butterflies and Moths in the Garden
Queen Butterfly

 

6 thoughts on “Butterflies and Moths in the Garden

  1. I’ll give the butterflies a 10 for the synchronized flying. I don’t know how you get these pictures. They are amazing!

    • Thanks Allie! I have a very butterfly-friendly yard. I can see them through my kitchen window and always have my camera with the zoom lens attached sitting on the bar so if I see anything of interest, I’m out the door!

  2. I was at Lowes the other day and a lady was asking about ‘baby hummingbirds’, as I was buying a dwarf firebush (labeled a hummingbird bush??). I said, “well, yes there are babies, but what you’re probably seeing is a kind of moth….” poor girl – she was not entirely happy to hear about the Sphinx Moth. I think they’re great though, and they do look like baby hummingbirds!

    • Many years ago the pest control guy told me that he got called out to a house to get rid of flying alligators. They were dragonflies.

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