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  1. #1
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    Default What in the world is this?

    http://youtu.be/oBeNGh0hvxg

    I first noticed it on my Catmint. Then on my Vitex. The video doesn't show very good detail but it looks just like a bumble bee but longer. It couldn't be some sort of Hummingbird, could it? I swear it was a bee, just doesn't quite act like one. It looked like it had a fuzzy, yellow thorax. Any ideas? I've never seen one before.

    Thanks, John

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    Default Re: What in the world is this?

    My guess, Bumblebee Moth aka Snowberry Clearwing Moth.

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    Default Re: What in the world is this?

    A hummingbird moth is what it looked like to me too.

    http://www.birds-n-garden.com/hummingbird_moths.html

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    Default Re: What in the world is this?

    Yes, the hummingbird clearwing MOTH.
    Here is one on my anise Hyssop last summer... http://youtu.be/Hrrng_k9Jc0
    Aren't they wonderful?
    The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
    To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson

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    Default Re: What in the world is this?

    Wow...those are so cool! I'm going to have to tell my neighbors! I love having such a natural yard full of plants for all the wonderful creatures to make themselves known to. And to think I was just planting for the honey bees. Now we get to enjoy moths, butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Thanks, for the info!

    Thanks, John

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