Hummingbird moth time in these parts. These interesting large insects must be around all summer, but it seems that the first weeks of autumn bring them to domestic flower gardens.

There are a number of hummingbird moths in North America, but the one seen mostly in Jackson Hole is about 2 inches long with a body striped horizontally black and white, two large antennae and a long proboscis. The insect probes flowers  for nectar as it hovers and sure does suggest a hummingbird, especially at dusk or dawn. Unusual for moths, these can be active even at midday.

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