Hummingbird Moth

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/25584400 w=515&h=290]

Click here to view this video on YouTube

The Hummingbird Moth moves very much like the hummingbird. Lee thought it was a Bee Flyer when she first saw it, and here I’ve been calling it the Humming-bee.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Hummingbird Moths grow up to two inches long. They have an olive-green body with red bands across their abdomen. Tufts of hairs from the end of the abdomen look a lot like feathers. The wings of this moth are mostly clear, sometimes with some red near the body.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, closeup cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

4 thoughts on “Hummingbird Moth

    • Hi Dawn, I was kind of surprised to see them again in our area, the last one I saw was in Raleigh and they are really a sight to look at. 🙂

  1. In the photos in looks harmless. But on video it’s almost freaky. I would be scared if I saw them flying around. So glad you have the video to share with us.

    • Cambree, it’s a sight when you first saw it. It looks so much like the hummingbird but a lot smaller. I don’t think they sting like the bee, so they are quiet harmless.

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