This little alien, is a hummingbird moth. It hovers about and drinks from the flowers much like a real hummingbird. It looks quite alien - part bee, part lobster, part bird.
It's the first time I had ever really seen these before, and there were several of them drinking from these verbena flowers. They move quickly, like an actual hummingbird - so I shot about 200 pictures to end up with just 4 or 5 good ones.
This next image shows one with slightly different colors, and a lobster like tail.
Here it looks even more like a lobster.
Another close up.