Post by Steve Backes on Jul 1, 2010 15:40:01 GMT -5
Plumbago seems to be a good flower for sphinx moths. Two of my photos of sphinx moths are on plumbago as well. I've received many reports of hummingbirds feeding at Plumbagos and Vinca (Periwinkle) that wound up being moths.
Jamie, Glad to hear folks reporting hummers in Polk Co. which indicates that hummers are planning for either a return to Central America or a place to spend the winter. A little early to know and in the past I only felt fairly certain they would stay for the winter was when they were around in mid to late Nov. I'm still hosting a couple of dozen hummers in MA passing through on their journey south. They have been passing through here for the past few weeks, I had my peak numbers in early Aug. Hopefully I'll have my usual 5-6 hummers this winter after I get back to Lakeland, next month.
I have several night blooming jasmine, when i used to leave for work early in the morning.....4 or 5 oclock. Sometimes there would be 10 or 20 moths all over them. At first i to thought they were hummers. Here is a pic of one. I did'nt take this it's just to show how close they look to hummers.