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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Aug 6, 2014 5:49 PM CST
While I was out taking pictures of blooms I saw this enjoying some sage. I figured it's some kind of bee, so I gave it some space!
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Thanks,
Rose
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Aug 6, 2014 9:34 PM CST
Check this out! Maybe it's this? Pretty harmless, if it is, and kind of cute.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/2639
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Aug 7, 2014 7:35 AM CST
Yes, it's the snowberry clearwing. I saw the same thing for the first time this year in my yard and also thought it was some kind of huge bee!
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Aug 7, 2014 1:11 PM CST
I grow Coral Honeysuckle and it's a host plant for them. I've only had the caterpillars for the Snowberry Clearwing once...last year, and I was delighted to have them here! Munched-on foliage I can live with for a time, since I believe in sharing with the butterflies and moths.
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Aug 7, 2014 2:41 PM CST
I do have honeysuckle, so maybe I'll see it often! Thanks for the info.

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