Hmm, I thought I had put these up already. Apparently not. Sphinx moths. You love them, right? As you should. They’re sort of fancy-pants. This is a White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata) unless someone tells me otherwise. Not really the easiest photo subject. These shots aren’t all that sharp but I like ’em anyway. My attention span was lacking this day (as it often is) so I didn’t spend a ton of time trying to get a winner. This particular moth was fixated on one or two flowers and wasn’t moving around as much as the they normally do, making a few better photo ops. I’m a big of sphinx moths. They make me happy.
Jill Wussow is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.