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A ruby-throated hummingbird makes a discover

Late summer through early fall is that time when ruby-throated hummingbirds come through central Pennsylvania in large numbers. Among those who stop in my backyard at Cooper’s Pond there is always at least one individual.

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Aphrodite in my backyard

That is, an Aphrodite fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite), a large and beautiful butterfly. It came to dine on the black knight butterfly bush and allowed several different views.

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A snowberry clearwing

Of the two hummingbird-style moths in central Pennsylvania (that is, the snowberry and the hummingbird), the snowberry is the smaller of the two, having a body size equivalent to a large bumblebee.

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