Monday, July 16, 2007

Hummingbird Moth


Yesterday I posted a picture of Diane and Andy, where I said they were trying to take a picture of a bee, that was flying around our lavender. This is the picture I took of the "bee". It was difficult to get a picture because it was flitting around constantly and its wings were constantly beating. When we were looking at it we noticed the way it flew and Diane said something about it being some type of hummingbird. We didn't exactly agree with her, but today I got an e-mail saying "ha" and this information: "Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth: Size 1.25" - 2.0" The snowberry clearwing hummingbird moth is a small hummingbird moth which more closely resembles a large bumblebee than a hummingbird. Like other hummingbird moths, this one flies during the daylight. It most often visits the coral honeysuckle and the butterfly bush." I am amazed by all the different varieties of life God created, from the largest whale to the smallest insect, with all the minute intricacies that make them unique. This is amazing, but on top of that, the same God that made this moth created us, knows us by name and loves us!

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