Out in the garden this afternoon I survey my little bit of earth and it is hot. Parched really. What’s new, huh?
But the heat is always made bearable when I find something so lovely as this.
This little Garden Sprite is known as a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth and with good reason! It can hover, sip nectar, and then reverse direction just like a hummingbird. Very clever moth don’t you agree?
Keep your eyes open the next time you go out into the garden, and who knows, you may discover a little hummingbird about two inches long. But look closely… for you may have found a little Garden Sprite on your own bit of earth.
You can read up on her here: http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Butterflies/Summer/Hummingbird-Clearwing