Quick pick from today

snowberry clearwing Hemaris diffinis hovering at purpletop vervain Verbena bonariensis
Just a quick one, as I gather a little time to work on more detailed posts; I have a few coming up. On an outing today, we did one last pass through a small tended flower garden within Gold Park, and Mr Bugg spotted this snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis.) I tracked it for a bit, knowing any sharp photos would be from an even mix of timing and luck, but selected this one to upload because of the blue sheen of the wing’s reflections.

After some poking around, I determined that the flowers are likely purpletop vervain (Verbena bonariensis,) but feel free to pop my bubble, crush my ego, and otherwise make me feel small. I’ll probably just ignore you anyway…

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