[tn-bird] Re: butterfly bush insect visitor

  • From: Charlie <cmmbirds@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 14:14:53 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Thais, and others,

If you have a bug book available, take a look at Sphinx moths (family
sphingidae) - they act a lot like hummers, are often about in
daylight, and are certainly big enough to get your attention.

Charlie



--- Thais Carr <carrtk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> I'm curious if anyone knows what the hovering insect in my
> butterfly bushes 
> is.  It hovers like a hummer while enjoying nectar but has a
> moth-type 
> body, fat and fuzzy.  (OK, so maybe the serious butterfly folks
> will scold 
> me for such a  vague characterization).  Dark wings. Had a funny
> show 
> this morning watching a thrasher give a blue jay a "taste of his
> own 
> medicine"-that is, pushing him/her around on the platform feeder  
> forcing 
> it to leave until the thrasher finished feeding.
> 
> Thais Carr, Thompsons Station
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