Hovering with a Hummingbird Moth

I mentioned before that hummingbird moths enjoy Rose Verbena (Glandularia canadensis), but I didn’t have my camera until later.  Well, this time I was prepared with a camera and patience.  One Clearwing Hummingbird Moth was visiting the purple flowers in a field in southwest Missouri.  I chased it around with the zoom lens, getting several fuzzy moth pictures and several clear moth-already-flew-away pictures.  Anywho, got a couple of good ones…here’s one.

Another reason to consider landscaping with native plants.  While Rose Verbena is a somewhat short-lived plant, it can easily be replanted to add long-lasting color in the garden and attract interesting creatures like this moth.  Grow native!

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