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It looks like the Hummingbirds are gone. The nectar feeder has been hanging unused for the past two days, and I will soon put it away for this year.

Last week, while I was taking photos of Swallowtail butterflies, I heard a humming sound and saw something hovering among the flowers. It was a Hummingbird Moth, an insect which can flap its wings very fast, fly and hover almost like a Hummingbird. It never stayed in one place for very long, making it hard to photograph.

Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth.

Hummingbird Moth. Some say that it also looks like a Hummingbird.

Hummingbird Moth. Some say that it also looks like a Hummingbird.

Hummingbird Moth using its proboscis for feeding on nectar.

Hummingbird Moth using its proboscis for feeding on nectar.

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