I was surprised by this large moth while sitting by my little man-made pond, here, on our organic farm in Southern Alberta. It flaps it’s wings like a hummingbird. It is on a fly swatter in the bottom of a pint glass. Don’t worry I wasn’t about to swat it!
The White Lined Sphinx, Hyles lineata, also known as the Striped Morning Sphinx, is often confused for a hummingbird when it visits flowers, often at dawn and dusk.