The Bee of the Bird of the Moth

A "hawk moth" aka "hummingbird moth"

Saw one of these in the garden on Sharon's 'Butterfly Bush' a while ago, but failed to get a picture. That's when I found out about this odd moth that acts like a hummingbird. Those wings aren't translucent, they're moving faster than my camera's shutter. See the antennae? That's how you know it's not a bird.

2008.07.30 at 2:00pm EDT