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#1 dogsoldier OFFLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 07:49 AM

we had a hummingbird moth come visit our butterfly bush yesterday.

this is the first time i have ever seen one. 

here is a video i made of the one that came to visit  

 

 

 


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 08:27 AM

Never seen one before. Thanks for posting this! 


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 08:36 AM

That was a first for me.  Thanks for sharing.


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:25 AM

Been years since ive seen one, cool!


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:09 AM

we have about 10 around at homedepot  they freaked me out at first because I didn't know what they where


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:14 AM

You do know, don't you? ...don't you? A hawk(hummingbird) moth is just a grown up tomato hornworm!


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:42 AM

We have a handful come visit our butterfly bushes every year also. They are neat. Ours are not scared of people being around at all. Guess they look at me and shrug. Figure I will never catch them lol.

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:49 AM

We see them every year here. They love our flocks and 4-o'clocks.
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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:52 AM

You do know, don't you? ...don't you? A hawk(hummingbird) moth is just a grown up tomato hornworm!

That's right and in the Larvae stage they ugly as Jaba the Hut


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 05:43 PM

You do know, don't you? ...don't you? A hawk(hummingbird) moth is just a grown up tomato hornworm!

i didnt till i looked them up online and seen the caterpillar

the larvae i have seen many times but never knew what kind of insect they would be.

this was the first time i have ever seen one in real life or if i ever did see one i never paid attention to it. 


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 07:51 PM

You do know, don't you? ...don't you? A hawk(hummingbird) moth is just a grown up tomato hornworm!

 

AKA "Sphinx moth".


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 08:00 PM

We have them up north here as well, fascinating little creatures. Thanks for the video, it is great.


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Around here they are called tiger moths. Make a heck of a racket in a bug zapper. Took a while for the milk cows to get used to the sound. 


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