Hummingbird Moth

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Hummingbird Moth

Post by salden »

I have been trying hard to get a good image of the hummingbird moth and this is as good as I was able to get...


before this happened....

Sue Alden

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Well at least you got a photo of one. I have yet to, though I have seen a few. That last photo is really an eye grabber though! :shock:

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Post by Bruce Williams »

What luck! ...well for you anyway :D

It's mind blowing to think that these life and death dramas are playing themselves out in our gardens every day (well maybe not always involving characters as spectacular as this particular pair).

A really super action pic Sue - well done.


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Post by salden »

Thanks Ken and Bruce.

I was getting "attached" to the little hummer moth, and I never suspected that an assassian bug (or wheel bug) would be big enough to take down this guy; but this was one big assassian.
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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

The killer is a wheelbug, and they are fearless. The first one I photographed had taken down a huge bumblebee. Good job catching this!
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Post by beetleman »

That wheel bug must be huge. I took about 50 pictures of one of those moths and only got about two keepers. They move around qoute a bit. Excellent picture Sue.
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Post by tpe »

Lovely shot well done, i am really jelous, i have been trying again and again but never got one i like. That assasin bug is vast, you didnt happen to get any other shots of it did you, i would love to see them.


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