Another Moth VisitorPosted: October 17, 2016
The Year of the Moth continues in the Automatic Garden. This interesting little guy or gal is not a baby hummingbird as many mistake it for, but a Mournful Sphinx Moth (Enyo lugbris). It hovers over the same flowers that hummingbirds like, but has a long proboscis instead of a beak to feed with.
The wonderful people at the Houston Museum of Natural Science helped again to identify this moth. It was a little tricky and they reached out to two other specialists to get the identification correct.
These photos are actually the best I could get. I followed the Mournful Moth around for quite awhile and took about 30 shots.
I have added this moth to my post All Together that shows off all the moth visitors in the Automatic Garden.