Bird or Insect?

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  1. Crofter

    Crofter New Member

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    birds n bees 044.jpg

    Notice the slender probiscus. Didnt have time to set up for faster exposure to stop the wings. Only the second or third time I have seen one of these!
     

  2. Crofter

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    Yep, that would be it. What an un mothlike wing beat though.
     
  3. brooksbeefarm

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    I read somewhere they come from the tomato worm also? Jack
     
  4. Crofter

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    I followed Iddee's link and see that the caterpillar of this moth is a big green fellow. I have seen some huge caterpillars on occasion but never put them together. Have been seeing the odd adult the last few years. When they are flying they look so humming bird like that they dont even register as a moth!
     
  5. JPthebeeman

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    I had one show up on a job I did two years ago. It was interested in honey and I watched it feed several times. It stayed around a while then flew off but to come back about twenty minutes before dark and stayed til near dark. They are fairly common in my parts. Really interesting insect.


    ​...JP
     
  6. JUDELT

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    we call them 'Hummingbird moths'! they are so cool!