World of Hummingbirds .com

World of Hummingbirds .com

Get Your 2013 Calendar Here

We Have Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the World of Hummingbirds .com 2013 Calendar Contest. Click the button below to see the Winning Photos.

The Winners Are:

Tongho58
Raul Erazo
Jerry Smith
Greg German
William Burton
Ramir Delgado
Stacie Zinn
Jay Mills
Dr. Robert Gallardo
Ben Huber
Kelly Baldwin
Cris Hayes
Andy Duhon
Lela Howell
Jay Mills
Dawn Williams



View the Winning Photos



World of Hummingbirds .com Site Update Notification System


Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, Hemaris Thysbe, Hovering over a Flower

The Hummingbird Moth is not a hummingbird at all. It is a moth. They are sometimes called a Sphinx Moth or a Hawk Moth. The hummingbird moth can sometimes be mistaken for hummingbirds or even baby hummingbirds, however, baby hummingbirds do not fly. And those little feathers out of place on the top of its head are not feathers, they are antenna. Another clue is if the creature allows you to get closer to get a second look without giving you an earful and zipping away at the speed of light, it is probably a hummingbird moth. Also, if it has brown striping or yellow and black striping along its back (and it's not a bumble bee), it's most likely a hummingbird moth.

The hummingbird moth belongs to the family of moths technically call the Sphingidae family or Sphinx family of moths. A hummingbird moth can be considered to be a medium to large moth with a wingspan of five (5) or more inches. They tend to fly strong and fast like a hummingbird with a rapid wing beats. The hummingbird moth is usually active at dusk. However, they have been known to be active throughout the day traveling from flower to flower, much like a hummingbird. The hummingbird moth will feed on a flower much like a hummingbird. But instead of a beak and tongue to lap the nectar, they have little straws to sip the nectar from a flower. These little straws are called a proboscis.

There are many different types of Hummingbird Moths. These can include the Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth, the Tersa Sphinx Hummingbird Moth, and the White-lined Sphinx Hummingbird Moth

Since the World of Hummingbirds focuses on hummingbirds, it is not appropriate to have a lot of information on the hummingbird moth. There are tons of very informative websites out there about the hummingbird moth that can be found through Google.





Horizontal Rule

Horizontal Rule