GSivitz-HummingbirdMoth

Watercolor on paper
Because of their shape, and habit of hovering while sipping nectar from flowers, hummingbird moths are often mistaken for hummingbirds.

Some species are active during the daytime, but many feed at dusk.

The model for this illustration was sitting on a boulder one cool summer morning, making it very easy to observe. Once the sun warmed the insect up, it flew away.