NADINE DIETRICH/FOR THE SUN
In this rather incredible split-second photo, Nadine managed to capture a still of the moth's every-beating wings.
Deloraine’s Nadine Dietrich is no slouch behind the camera lens, as these stunning photos of a mysterious creature in her flower garden testify. She was out in her flower garden when it flew by.
His probiscus is curled up while he flies to the next flower. (NADINE DIETRICH/FOR THE SUN)
The moth unfurls is very long probiscus for a little floral dining. (NADINE DIETRICH/FOR THE SUN)
At first she thought it was a hummingbird until she got a closer look — it appeared to be a combination of a butterfly, moth and hummingbird. After posting her pictures on Facebook, she found out it is a white line sphinx hummingbird moth.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 28, 2012