Looking forward to seeing what this critter will do. It is currently on one of my flower plants and basically has almost eaten it all.
A more experienced gardener told me it was a Hummingbird something.
So of course I had to do some further research. And yes, I do know that curiosity killed the cat but what can I do? A leopard cannot change its spots. I’ve always been a curious kind of gal and I love learning new stuff so off to do more research I went.
Turns out our critter here is a Hummingbird Clearwing. Biological name Hemaris thysbe. Right now feeding. It’s pretty much done with the plant it’s on but not quite. When I left the garden today, it was still quietly feeding.
And then it’ll bury in the ground and then emerge in the Spring as this magnificent very colorful moth
That should be super fascinating to watch. Can’t wait 🤣