Thursday, September 9, 2010
Imagine my frustration when, upon seeing my first hawk moth right outside our front door recently, I had to resort to my inadequate phone camera to capture the moment. These moths are huge -- they can be mistaken for hummingbirds. Those are standard-sized bricks, so you can see how very substantial a creature this was, with a vividly striped, bulky body and handsomely marked wings. Read more about hawk moths, including the fact that they have tongues that can be more than a foot long, here.