Slow Moving, Non-Flying Bug at Hummingbird Feeder
August 14, 2009
Hi! Thanks so much for this site! It’s fabulous!
This insect appeared at a hummingbird feeder and seems to have a probiscus. It was challenged by a hummingbird whilst at the feeding station and lifted up its two front arms but tucked its head and probiscus under. It appears very gentle, moves VERY slowly and likes to drink sugar water. When not feeding, it perches on the top of the feeder, hanging off the sides. It doesn’t seem to mind direct sunlight. It also appears to have bilateral eyes at the tip of an eye stalk. The probiscus curls under, like an elephant trunk. What on earth is this?
Bowling Green, OH (NW Ohio)
Dear Curious Patricia,
We love your backlit photo of a Wheel Bug.