Sunday, September 04, 2005

Hummingbird Moth

Don't let this little beauty fool you. It is not a tiny hummingbird, but a hawk moth. Not surprisingly it is called hummingbird moth. It is one of the few moths that are active during the day. It pollinates long throated flowers like this Monarda.

Lapachos of Cordoba, Argentina

Bignoniaceae. A sea of flowers and it isn't spring yet, this is the end of August in Cordoba, Argentina. The weather is mild and some trees, such as these lapachos, cover themselves with flowers.