One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Hemaris thysbe, the hummingbird moth visits Leptodermis oblongata
the Leptodermis is in its second flowering which is pretty impressive anyway. It abuts the China Valley Path not too far off the road on the downhill side. I have been noticing butterflies attending upon the flowers for the last few weeks; today I noticed this moth. Since the plants were in full sun the shutter speed was fast enough to stop the wings.