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Help with ID

Posted By: rustinm

Help with ID - 08/12/08 02:06 AM

Ok so I saw this thing flying around the flowers. By the way it was flying thought that it was some type of hummingbird. Well after looking at the pictures does not look like a hummingbird to me. Can someone help with what it is? I live in Northern VA.

Thanks for the help







Posted By: Dale Forrest

Re: Help with ID - 08/12/08 04:19 AM

Looks like a moth to me.....?

dale
Posted By: Tucson Jim

Re: Help with ID - 08/12/08 07:02 AM

Hi Mark:

Looks like a Hummingbird Moth to me. No joke.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummingbird_moth

Tucson Jim
Posted By: Durwood Edwards

Re: Help with ID - 08/12/08 09:44 PM

It is, indeed a hummingbird moth. It has a close relative, the bumblebee moth, that mimics the bumblebee.

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