Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Originally uploaded by janerc.

We saw a fair number of these while we were in Mittenwald, Germany. They are these tiny tiny hummingbirdsreally big moths that really look more like big moths than birds (apparently, because they actually are moths). They’re kinda freaky.

Anyway, I stumbled across this via boing-boing, and it’s part of janerc’s photos at flickr.

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3 Responses to Hummingbird Hawkmoth

  1. Bill H-D says:

    Actually, it’s a tiny moth that resembles a hummingbird.

  2. Mary says:

    You’ve gotta be jack-a-loping me.

  3. Steve says:

    No, really– we saw these things. They’re freaky-looking. And I guess they’re a moth, though I still think they look a lot more like a hummingbird.

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