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.
3 thoughts on “Hummingbird Hawkmoth”
Actually, it’s a tiny moth that resembles a hummingbird.
You’ve gotta be jack-a-loping me.
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.