I have several Buddleia plants. The light lavender is a low growing bush and has huge blooms 8” to 10” long, reminding me of Lilacs. The deeper purple have smaller blooms, 5” to 6” and grow much taller. But they both smell beautiful.
I’ve been watching the Butterflies come to them but surprised I didn’t see any of my honeybees on them yet. They must have a better source of pollen and nectar.
But…I did spot this Clearwing Hummingbird Moth this evening.
When you first spot them you are positive it’s a Hummingbird.
In the picture you can see it is using it’s forelegs but they aren’t noticeable when they are in flight.
It wasn’t too happy about my following it around.
In this picture you can see why it is called a “clearwing”.
Here you can see some of it’s color.
Watch it work the flowers.