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!