Monday, August 17, 2009

Clearwing Moths

One of the things I enjoy most about my garden are the birds and insects that use and live in it. The bumblebees are active all day long going from flower to flower gathering pollen. Over the last few years I haven't had as many honeybees so the bumblebees have been the primary pollinator in the garden. My favorite insect this time of year is the clearwing moth. This group of moths are diurnal which makes for easy watching.
Their fast beating clear wings remind one of a tiny hummingbird. This particular moth(Snowberry Clearwing) seem to spend most of its time on my only butterfly bush.

1 comment:

  1. I love those moths. We very rarely get to see them here -- I'm hoping that as my hummingbird plants get bigger, we'll attract more.