The hummingbird (Hemaris), is a frequent visitor in flower gardens. To the untrained eye, these insects are often mistakenly identified as hummingbirds (Trochilidae). This particular hummingbird moth was feeding on the nectar of the annual phlox plants (Polemoniaceae), in the gardens during September.
A hummingbird moth drinking the nectar from pink phlox (Polemoniaceae) with its long tongue.
A hummingbird moth visiting a pink phlox flower.
A hummingbird moth feeding on the nectar of phlox plants.
A colorful hummingbird moth drinking from a vibrant pink phlox plant.
A hummingbird moth drinking from a bright pink phlox wildflower in the backyard.
A hummingbird visiting a garden of pink phlox during the late summer in Western Maine.