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Hummingbird clearwing moth.


Hummingbird clearwing moth.

First time I've seen it..It loved my rockets and was hanging around forever..Which was good, because I was shaking so much at first I couldn't get a good picture, plus it never stayed still. It was buzzing like a bee but had a little long thing on the front like butterflys have. Anyone know what it is? oh, and it's wings were see though.



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this is amazing, possibly a type of moth???? What beautiful wings.

30 Jun, 2009

 

Just googled clearwing moths, it is possibly a hummingbird moth (snowberry). I'm going to google some more!

30 Jun, 2009

 

Wow lucky you Newfie!

30 Jun, 2009

 

at first bornagain i thought, this is the biggest bee I've ever seen and went running for my camera..then I thought it was a hummingbird. Then I realized I had no clue! Thanks for the info!

30 Jun, 2009

 

I looked it up, it's called a hummingbird clearwing moth, like you say bornagain. apparently it's throughout north america, but I've never seen it before.

30 Jun, 2009

 

wow

30 Jun, 2009

 

Its a brilliant pic Newfi.............

30 Jun, 2009

 

They are usually nocturnal and nectar on night blooming flowers or flowers that have a heady scent in the evenings. Their feeder tube is called a proboscis. Great shot Newfie! How exciting! We get hummingbird moths here, a different type though. Whenever I've seen them at night I haven't had my camera w me!

30 Jun, 2009

 

thanks, guys. I guess as my garden grows I will see more new things!

1 Jul, 2009

 

This is a lovely pic...
sorry I missed it earlier...
That was early days in Conker's chemo treatment and I wasn't on GoY very much... xxx

11 Sep, 2009

 

Ahh, TT..You've always commented on my pics!
Thanks...Hope little Conker is doing well.
xoxo.

11 Sep, 2009

 

This is a gorgeous shot...how lucky you managed to keep the shakes at bay!

13 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks, Bscott..

14 Sep, 2009



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