What is this?

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  1. pcdreams

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    I believe it is a hummingbird moth. Did you see it in the late evening?
    Randy
     

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    I've no clue what it is but it's COOL looking, and that is one great shot!
     
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    Well, I can see the bee and the hummingbird, but crawdad? LOL!

    It's some kind of moth -- I think there's one called a hummingbird moth. Possibly that's what you saw?

    Adding -- Yup! I did a Google search, and that's what it is! Neat!

    Kathleen
     
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    thanks folks.

    The tail is what reminded me of a crawdad :)

    saw it in the morning (10ish) eating from a thistle (got to get those out of the pasture)..

    I can't take credit for the picture. I found it on the net but it didn't have a name of what it was. LOL

    Hope to see more of these. Their pretty cool. On second though maybe not. I guess their larve stage is hornworm.. :rolleyes:
     
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    That is really neat! If you happen to find one that has given up the ghost, let me know...I'll pay for shipping out here. My son collects cool dead bugs and we definately don't have one of those!
     
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    We have those here too ! My husband saw one and thought it was a hummingbird till he got a closer look . We have seen a few . I thought they were ugly - lol.
     
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    Warning ... Be Very Careful With This One.

    I think it is a rare and seldom seen;
    North African Vo-do-cockas inflam-unerious depluribus lanfimian.

    And not to be confused with any other species of harnifamus.

    They are almost extinct and highly dangerous with the strongest poison known to man.
    They invade homes and attack people in their sleep late at night and lay
    eggs in the dead persons body after they kill them.

    They are also very tasty too if deep fried in corn meal
    at 375* fahrenheit and until golden brown.
    Do not over cook.

    No they may not be that after all. :shrug:
    It's probably one of those hummingbird moth things like they said.

    I MEAN WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT IT ANYWAY ?
    I'M NO ROCKET SCIENTIST OR BRAIN SURGEON. :nerd:

    OH WELL ..... I DIDN'T VOTE FOR THE GUY EITHER. :nono:


    bumpus :help:
     
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    Bumpus... :rolleyes:

    Very funny :)

    It's a hummingbird moth. I love those. Great picture, BTW

    Malissa
     
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    Kind of reminds me of my second girlfriend--beady eyes,big nose,spindley legs,and big behind. Still kind of pretty-unless you look closely. :)
     
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    Aren't those the coolest things?!?!
    I saw one a couple of years ago and when I told my DH about it, he didn't believe me :bash: !

    The one I saw here though didn't have transparent wings, it's wings looked more hummer like, and it's body looked more "feathered" with bumble bee striping, and it's antenae looked well, like, TV antenae (sort of). So I called it a Bumble Bird.

    It really liked my Phlox!
     
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    It reminds me of something out of a Steven King story.

    I think it was in the Bachmann book, was it called the "Arrowhead Project"?

    Looks like a flying lobster!
     
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    I saw one of those a few years ago and never knew what it was. Thanks!
     
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    I haven't read that one.. I'm a big SK fan.. Well was.. I haven't read anything since I finished the final dark tower book.. I won't spoil it other than to say don't get too excited.. Think about Ka

    But I'll probally get back to reading his stuff again. He's always been my fav fiction author.
     
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    LOL...... :nono: :p

    I've never seen a Hummingbird Moth before...it's very unusual!
     
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    I used to get them in my rhododendrons. Haven't seen them the past couple of years. :Bawling:
     
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    Well can you tell me what kind of bug this is? My husband and I where setting on the porch and this come flying in . Hitting my husband on the arm and startleing him so bad he smached it and kill. But you can see the body stayed in one piece.

    Jwade
     
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    I don't know but don't eat it, cooked or raw.

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