A Hummer of a Moth!

I've always been enchanted by the thought of a 1-inch Hummingbird Moth, something even tinier than the lovely little hummingbirds I remember from my childhood in Brazil.

According to Missouri's Department of Conservation, these Sphinx family moths are often confused with hummingbirds, their flight and eating habits very similar.

See the long, straw-like proboscis? When not in use, hummingbird moths keep it curled up under their chins.