Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on Smooth Phlox, July 25, 2014
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth photographed on Smooth Phlox, Phlox glaberrima interior in Waukesha Wisconsin. Photographs were taken on July 25, 2014.
The yellow coated proboscis (needle-like mouth part), remains coiled up until it is needed. It is yellow in color from all the nectar from inside the blooms.
Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.
Three cheers! These are fantastic. I especially love the one where it’s flying above the phlox on the left hand side, the true scale is impressively impactful! : ) Lovely!