Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
I was in the kitchen this afternoon and thought I saw a hummingbird moth fly by the patio door. I grabbed my camera and went outside looking around the yard hoping to find it. I was delighted to see that it was indeed a hummingbird moth. My first one to see this year!
I was able to get a few pictures of them last summer and was hoping that I would see them again this year.
Usually I plant the lantana in pots on the patio, but this year I planted several in the ground. They are doing much better than the ones that are potted. This was the favorite of the clearwing moth.
I'll have to keep a closer eye on the lantana now that I know which plant it prefers.