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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

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

Tulip Magnolias, Many Style Blossoms

I’ve mention that the Tulip Magnolias have put on a spectacular display this year unspoiled by frosty nights. They have been blooming for weeks and with no leaves yet on the trees the blossoms really stand out.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

Next is another close up version of the flower from my post Tulip Magnolia Blossom, Very Large.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

I don’t recall seeing this next type before with so many petals, almost like a daisy.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

This one reminds me of a teacup, and another one that I wished I could have gotten up above for an interior shot.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

This next one is prettier before it fully opens. I generally see this style more bedraggled looking.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

Lastly, a yet unfurled blossom, showing off a gorgeous magenta exterior, a color I remember fondly from my childhood along with the Crayola 64 Box. I just looked Crayola up to ensure I remembered correctly and find you can now get a full box of 12 of the same color.  Who knew?

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom