On Sunday we went to a park we haven't been to before. It is called Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC. Considering it was so hot yesterday, there were a lot of people walking around. I will post more from the garden later, but I wanted to share the first hummingbird moth I had seen in ages.
We hadn't gone far before Gregg said he thought
he had sighted a hummingbird. It wasn't but it was a hummingbird moth. It would have been lovely to see the bird of course, but I was delighted with this little beauty.
I found a great website here, where you can read more information.
Our little friend is a Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe (Fabricius, 1775) in the family Sphingidae.
I will show you more photos of the garden very soon.