Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sweet Lord, No

Hummingbird Hawkmoth
Originally uploaded by janerc.
This is not a hummingbird. It's a moth. I can barely refrain from vomiting when I look at this picture. It's furry, for God's sake. I may never sleep again.

It's a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, and the picture was taken by Jane Cockman of Cambridgeshire, England. I found it on Boingboing, where we're told they ain't no hummingbirds anywhere but the Americas. Suck it, Europe.

Seriously, if this thing brushed up against me I'd die of fright.


laura said...

There's a very similar moth here that is sometimes scared away by the actual hummingbirds that visit our flowers.
The moth isn't scary at all, it really does resemble a tiny hummingbird but has a friendlier personality.

Anonymous said...

Only you and Chris Issacs would be scared of moths......I can only hope one lands on your shoulder while you are skipping down Candy Land lane in your rainbow overalls holding your swirly lollipop and is whispering sweet nothings in your ear..... For God's sake man, use your gun if you feel threatened.

Anonymous said...

That really IS scary and-- heh, Jane Cockman. Heh. Ok, that's an awesome name. Sorry.