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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jun 7, 2015 9:05 PM CST

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jun 7, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Maybe some type of Hummingbird Moth.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jun 7, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Some type of Hummingbird Moth.
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Jun 8, 2015 9:58 AM CST

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Probably a Snowberry Clearwing, but definitely a Hummingbird Moth.
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Frillylily
Jun 8, 2015 10:18 AM CST
some people call them hawk moths.
They start out as big green horned worms that eat everything!

https://www.google.com/search?q=hummingbird+moth&biw=1680&bi...

some of them are quite beautiful with elaborate markings and colors. I have seen them out at dusk.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Jun 8, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Hummingbird moths are the adult of hornworms but not the green tobacco/tomato hornworms that we see in vegetable gardens doing all of the damage.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jun 8, 2015 7:36 PM CST
Thanks everyone! It was exciting for my kids to see!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 9, 2015 12:07 PM CST
We had one two years ago. It was almost tame. I sure wish we would get more.
Name: Morgan
IL (Zone 5b)
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molanic
Jan 18, 2016 11:32 PM CST
I'm a newish member here and am slowly going back to look through older posts. It is something to remind me of summer when it feels like -25F outside.

I love these little day flying sphinx or hummingbird moths. We get three of similar size and shape here, and you should be able to see all three in Minnesota too.

The one you saw is the Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis) moth, and the only one that has those glowing yellow stripes that you can see from half way across the yard.
http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/nessus_sphinx

The other two are more closely related to each other and a bit harder to tell apart from a distance.

Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/358549-Hemaris-diffinis

Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)
http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/82379-Hemaris-thysbe

The Nessus Sphinx is the one I see least frequently, although according to my book all are considered "common".

A couple of years ago I actually saw a Hummingbird Clearwing lays eggs on my arrowwood viburnum. I was able to find the eggs and raise them to adulthood to watch their whole lifecycle, which was a lot of fun.



Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Jan 20, 2016 4:51 PM CST
Nice pictures Reid!
I have trouble getting a clear shot of them.
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