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Mon., May 15, 2017, 6 a.m.

Photo: ‘Hummingbird moth’ chows down on Steptoe Butte

White-lined Sphinx moth (Marlene Cashen)
White-lined Sphinx moth (Marlene Cashen)

NATURE -- I never grow out of my fascination for insects the size of birds.

There were at least four white-lined Sphinx moths (a.k.a. hummingbird moths) in the very wet picnic area at Steptoe Butte last week, reports Marlene Cashen. "They were busy gathering nectar from dandelions."

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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