I would like to inform the readers of this blog that all pictures and videos on this blog were taken by me in my gardens.
The White-Lined Sphinx Moth
One October in late afternoon, I gathered my book, a glass of tea and of course my camera and headed to my favorite swing in the garden to get in some reading before the sun set.
Before I could get situated and get my book opened, I saw what I thought was a hummingbird hovering over the flowers around the pond. I called my daughter because we had been anticipating the arrival of hummingbirds all day. By the time she got outside, I had figured out that what I was seeing was not a hummingbird. But what it was I did not know. I had picked up the camera and started filming. Now mind you my camera is a Nikon Coolpix L5, so I was just hoping for the best.
Once my daughter saw it she knew what she was seeing and she told me that it was a moth but she wasn't sure what kind. Well I never knew that moths got that big. I certainly never knew that they could maneuver like this one was doing. We did a little research and identified it as a White-lined Sphinx Moth. It would be an understatemet to say that I was excited.
When I planned my garden I expected to attract birds, and butterflies. I must say this moth was a pleasant surprise. I hope you enjoy the video. It is my first attempt and I'm thankful that I had a chance to capture this experience on tape.