Saturday, July 31, 2010

Clearwing Moth

June 26, 2010: Clearwing Moth

Clearwing Moth - Melittia Cucurbitae aka Squash Vine Borer MothI love my butterfly garden! This has been the second species of clearwing moths that have visited my butterfly garden. I was so excited when I saw it and I didn't even know what it was, just that it was something unusual. When they eat they feed like hummingbirds and hover. I stood out there for hours today just waiting for him to come back. I really need him to come back so I can get a better picture! This is the clearest picture I got and it's more of his butt and hairy legs. ~sigh~

Here is the first one from last year. A clearwing hummingbird moth.

1 comment:

jackiebreez said...

I had a clear wing moth about 2 summers ago. Mine only came out at night and feasted on the 4'O'Clocks and mimosa. I wish another one would visit me! He (or she) stayed around all summer that year