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May 16, 2020 2:13 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
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May 16, 2020 2:15 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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I'm thinking it's a moth, with a wasp disguise to keep predators from eating it.
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May 16, 2020 2:19 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Neither.
I only see one pair of wings. All the wasps, bees and hornets have two pair.
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May 16, 2020 2:23 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Did you make it fly?
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May 16, 2020 2:27 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
What do you mean, "did I make it fly?"

It flies. Was that what you were asking?

Thank you all
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May 16, 2020 2:37 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Does it fly like a moth, a wasp, a hornet or a bee?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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May 16, 2020 2:42 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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I'm pretty sure I saw another pair of wings in one of the pics. The antennae look like moths, too.
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May 16, 2020 2:43 PM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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That's a grasshopper!
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May 16, 2020 2:45 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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I beg to differ.
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May 16, 2020 2:50 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
Lynda is right, it's a sphinx moth doing its best impression of a papernest wasp!

Good call!
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May 16, 2020 2:53 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I think the only insects with 1 pair of wings are Diptera (flies, mosquitos, crane flies...).
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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May 16, 2020 3:09 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
I went out to try and get another pic and it flew at me and I almost fell over. I hate bugs that look like that.

Now I know it's a moth. I'm good! Thank you all.
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May 17, 2020 2:40 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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You're welcome!
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May 17, 2020 3:17 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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That's why I'm called one-eye, because I can't see.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
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May 17, 2020 10:39 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Luke, Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing BTW, you don't miss an ID very often! Those second wings WERE hard to see. Surprised I could see them.
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May 17, 2020 10:43 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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SoulReaver009 said:I went out to try and get another pic and it flew at me and I almost fell over. I hate bugs that look like that.

Now I know it's a moth. I'm good! Thank you all.


You should be terrified, that was the mother of the next batch of Tomato Hornworms. Rolling on the floor laughing
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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May 17, 2020 10:49 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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That would be a great title for a sci fi movie: Attack of the giant hornworms! See them destroy America's tomatoes! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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May 17, 2020 11:23 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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You should see the Sphinx moths in Reno. The one I saw I thought was a hummingbird! And they're not as pretty.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Webmaster: osnnv.org
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May 17, 2020 11:33 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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The first one I saw I thought was a hummer until I got closer to it.
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May 17, 2020 11:36 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Maybe the California version is the unique one? They are small and colorful (as SourReaver figured out).
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Webmaster: osnnv.org

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