Seen my first hummer at the Polar King Restaurant in Coalville UT this evening.
Wow... I had to google that. I always thought those were Sphinx Moths. They look awfully similar:But, we were sitting on the front porch a dusk last night and had 5 or 6 humming moths buzzing the flowers in the planters next to us. They were not bashful at all.
They are about the same size as a hummingbird and have the same shape and wing speed.
They are not nearly as pretty though. Habit a couple of them last year around. More of em this year.
The worst thing is when you splat one on your windshield while driving. It looks like someone hit your windshield with an ice cream cone.Kindof startling how big they are if a person hasn't seen one before. Probably gives people with Moth phobia's nightmares :mrgreen:
We have. It was the first time everyone in our family had ever seen fireflies. We thought it was the coolest and were mesmerized. The whole family broke out singing the "Fireflies song" by Owl City. Good memories.Ever drive at night in an area with lightning bugs? Green glowing guts all over the windshield... lol