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Hummingbird Moths

August 29th, 2009

I always find the variety of insects that come through the garden very fascinating. It seems like every time you stop while working in the garden you notice the hum and buzz of all the small things that live in the garden. They range of teeny tiny that you can barely see and then there are big ones like the hummingbird moth.
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This is a Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth, there are a few different kinds. They’re fascinating to see moths that mimic bird. They flit from flower to flower gathering nectar just like a hummingbird. I’m sure many people are confused and think they’re just baby hummingbirds.
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Any fascinating bugs in your gardens?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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