- Feb 13, 2006
Torben, they are much like the hummingbird they are named for. Extremely fast, flitting from flower to flower stamen for just a second. They are very fond of Bee Balm (Monarda) and pink, purple petunias. I planted extra large red bee balm. I see hummingbirds there, but no moths. Obviously they prefer pinks and purples. They are small, no more than an inch in length.Nice shots. Do they hover in front of the flower? I have never seen any of these beautiful moths.
I am sure they are in Michigan, if they are in Ohio. You just need the right plants to lure them. And you have to be there when they come and go - really fast. But they will hang by the BeeBalm plants.those are some of the coolest moths I've ever seen - I wish I could find some up here