Nature clicks #49 - Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth
Nikon D200, Sigma 150 mm f/2.8

As the summer proceeds and the birds are not as much present as during the months before my attention gets drawn a little more to all kinds of insects. One that I have seen before, but never was able to obtain a good image from, is the Hummingbird Moth. This moth hovers over flowers and its wings produce a soft buzz similar to that of a humming bird. Their wingspan reaches up to 2 inch (50 mm). They are not quite as fast as a hummingbird and it was easier to get the autofocus sensor where I wanted it. Thanks to Joan's flower bed in front of the house I can find them right here at home.

Every new species I find in Iowa will make it into my gallery WILDLIFE IN IOWA. For a larger version of this picture feel free to click HERE.