Some thought it was a type of Bee because of the yellow and black fuzzy body.
Some thought it was a teeny-tiny hummingbird relative because of the wing action.
And others thought it was a relative of the butterfly because of it's probiscus.
So, we dragged out the Nature Guides -- and -- (insert drum roll) -- this beautiful creature is a CLEARWING HUMMINGBIRD MOTH. They are yet another spectacular creation of The Master Artist, Our Father In Heaven.
On Tuesday, Cherub 4 found one of these (dead, unfortunately) on our front porch. Isn't it beautiful ?!?!
And after looking through the Nature Guides, Cherub 4 told me this is a Giant Leopard Moth, and proceeded to tell me all sorts of interesting information about it. WOW !!
I stand in awe of Our Father's creativity !!