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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hummingbird Moth in our garden

Hummingbird Moth in our English lavender at our home in Castine, Maine. We thought a strange bee was in our garden along with the regular bees. After sending the photo to a number of friends we were informed that the “bee” was a Hummingbird moth. Based on our local Facebook page, no one from Castine had previously seen one in our town.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Castine, Maine, United States of America
Camera: VS985 4G
Copyright: © J. Douglas Wellington