What's this bug?

Asked April 27, 2019, 7:45 PM EDT

This insect was on my phlox plants. It looks amost like a crayfish.

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

This is a hummingbird moth, a big moth that is usually mistaken for a hummingbird. It is a great addition to your garden, and fun to have. Here's more about it, including its caterpillar stage so you can be careful to protect it: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/ipmnet/16Jul22L.pdf