I'm Not a Hummingbird
Last updated 9/4/2019 at 10:57am
Have you mistaken me for a hummingbird? Don't feel alone. Many people have mistaken these Hawk moths as hummingbirds. Habitat, flight patterns and overall look have these moths often mistaken for a hummingbird.
These are actually "White-lined Sphinx Moths" and are very common to our area. There are over 1,400 species of this type of Hawk moth. The White-lined Sphinx Moth has a dark olive brown underside color with narrow tan bands running from the wing tip to the base and a reddish pink band on the upper side. With very rapidly-beating wings, a furry body and overall size, these beautifu...