A couple of days ago, I saw a new insect at our butterfly bush. It flew like a hummingbird, hovered like a hummingbird, and even “hummed” like a hummingbird, but it wasn’t a hummingbird.
It turned out to be a hummingbird moth, more specifically a Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis).
Apparently they are widespread throughout North America but not so much in the area of Northeast Georgia where I live. I saw only one, and I haven’t seen it again in the past two days.
While researching the Snowberry Clearwing I discovered that today (July 27) is the last day of National Moth Week here in the U.S. So, happy Moth Week everyone!