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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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I was taking a few pics in the garden and stumbled upon this critter. I have never saw one before, but almost looks like a bee got crossed with something.


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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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and lastly..


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Old Jul 25, 2008, 1:40 PM   #4
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Not surprisingly, I am not familiar with this one. There are many bees that are not the familiar honey and bumble bees. This is a particularly handsome one. Where are you located? If in the US, this could be one of the Digger Bees of our desert southwest, or something else related to them.
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 2:52 PM   #5
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It looks like a hummingbird moth--I've taken pictures of a number of them.
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 5:14 PM   #6
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I am in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. A humming bird moth.. Well thats a starting point to look for more onfo. Thanks.
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 5:37 PM   #7
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It looks like a hummingbird moth--I've taken pictures of a number of them.
Looks like you were right on the money Rick. To me it looks like a Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth.

Here is a link if anyone would like to know more.

http://www.birds-n-garden.com/snowbe...ird_moths.html
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nice going Graham
yout pics look better than the one on the web site!
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 7:49 PM   #9
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GrahamM wrote:
Looks like you were right on the money Rick.* To me it looks like a Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth.
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That is what is is. Lookalikes abound in nature. :-? Learn something every day.
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 9:42 PM   #10
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GrahamM,
my first guess also.
how about updating your profile with your location.??
if you're still looking at the page with blk background/white text then you can change that as well.

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