White lined sphinx
by Rhonda Spencer
This is an amazing moth, in that it mimics a hummingbird so well that you have to look twice when it buzzes by to realize it is an insect. The White-lined Sphinx Moth is among the largest flying insects of the desert, with a wingspan of more than five inches in the adult. It hovers like a hummingbird and displays the same quick-flight patterns, making it as hard to track when photographing it as a speedy hummingbird.