August 6, 2010

What is it?

This little fellow showed up at our pool three weeks ago.  At first we thought he was a hummer.  He stayed around for a long time and when we finally got a closer look we realized not only wasn't he a humming bird, but we have never seen anything like him before.  We searched out bug and bird resources.  Every time we have been in the pool since, he has stopped by to feed at my petunias.  We'd love to know what he is.  Do you have a clue?


  1. That is just amazing! Frankly, it looks like a Photoshop creature! :) I think Hope is right!

  2. Wow, that's some kind of new bug I've never seen before! It looks like it could be pretty and gross at the same time {if that makes sense?!} It'll be interesting to see what you come up with!! Fun post! Have an awesome weekend! ~Amy ♥♥

  3. We have these, and I'm pretty sure they're called "Hummingbird Moths" :)

  4. I'm stumped but it would make a wonderful painting.



  5. Kat,

    OK you have some of the weirdest stuff that finds its way in your backyard and home. This little creature is strange but beautiful at the same time.

    Wanted to wish you a great weekend!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  6. Apparently a humming bird moth...thanks to our friend of Blogger for the info;)