DailyPost weekly photo challenge

 Weekly Photo Challenge

Friday, we ask you to look through your lens in a different way. Today, look down and document the world beneath your feet.  

These photos are not actually beneath my feet, but the are down near my feet.  🙂

                  Hemarisdiffinis, there is one in my garden!

While living in the far northeastern corner of British Columbia, Canada. I witnessed this amazing little critter hovering between my flowerpots, sampling them all. As I watch him go from flower to flower, I am fascinated by this little creature, unaware that his species even exists. Wikipedia calls them Hemarisdiffinis  a.k.a. hummingbird moth.

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Franticly grabbing my iPhone I start snapping pictures, and these two are probably the best of them all. Be sure to click on these photos in order to get the full image of Mr. Hemarisdiffinis. What if this is our new species of pollinator? 

I do believe they are a common sight and even considered pests in some parts of the world, but they are a sight to be seen this far north. How in the world do they survive our -40-degree Celcius winters? Do they migrate as well, like birds? 

What a privilege to see one of the most amazing creations of nature. I only witnessed him a couple of times since, and I sure hope they or him return next year.

If you look closely in the one picture, you can actually see his tongue, beak and antennas. In the other photograph, I managed to capture his wings.2015-06-22 14.41.51

Amazing what you can discover when you look done!