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Old Aug 8, 2010, 4:26 PM   #1
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 6:00 PM   #2
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LT I think that is a clear winged hummingbird moth also called bumblebee moth.

Neat looking critter - good pic.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 9:03 PM   #3
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Oh Clint, you beat me to it. I was about to name it mocada.
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LTZ-

It looks like a big bug to me.

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Cool, I would have guessed a "Broomtail Moth"....
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Many people mistake them for big bees but they are moths. That's an exceptional shot. Just like hummingbirds, they fly very fast and don't hold still for very long.
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I LOVE Hummingbird moths!!!!! I wait every spring to see them. Mine aren't as colorful as yours. What great shots. They don't stay still very often, just like hummingbirds.
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Great pics LTZ. I either see them in motion or at dusk, so it's fun to see them up close and stationary.

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