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Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea

Called a hummingbird moth because it drinks nectar, I believe this is a Nessus Sphinx Moth, per insectidentification.org/

It’s a bit different than any I’ve seen before, including that fuzzy looking tail end.

Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea
Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea

It was pretty intent on feeding, but the moth occasionally lifted above the blossoms for a look around, showing off his two yellow stripes.

Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea
Hummingbird Moth on Pink Azalea

Magnolia Plantation House, Spring Views

There’s not much for non-green color going on in the front of the Magnolia Plantation House right now, except the Wisteria draping the trees to the left and a bit of Azalea peaking up on the right.

Magnolia Plantation House
Magnolia Plantation House

On the river side, Azaleas were putting on a good show.

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Magnolia Plantation House, River Side

March 29, 2021
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC

Azalea Singles

Azaleas have been outdoing themselves the last couple weeks here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I was pleased to find these two Azalea blossom groupings standing away from the crowd.

Pink Azalea Blossom
Pink Azalea Blossom

These were in a hedge that was left more natural, which I generally prefer over the precisely manicured way.

Pink Azalea Blossom
Pink Azalea Blossom