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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Oct 26, 2016 9:18 PM CST
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this looks a lot like the hummingbird moths I see but could be a bee.. dont think a wasp..sort of hairy

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 26, 2016 9:27 PM CST
Looks like a bee to me, too Rosie. Hummingbird moths are way WAY bigger, like the size of your baby finger.
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Oct 26, 2016 9:32 PM CST
Elaine, In NC we have tiny tiny ones ..zipping and hovering while working they are all around. At least that is what everybody calls them..no stinging.

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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Oct 26, 2016 9:39 PM CST
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Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 26, 2016 9:41 PM CST
Here's the link I looked at, Rosie. The pictures on this link are really nice, and show a lot different body colors and a sort of fan-shaped tail on the hummingbird moths.
http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowe...

The ones I've seen here are, as I said, the size of the first two joints of my baby finger - really large. They're easily mistaken for a hummingbird, the bird that is, because their wings make a humming sound just like the birds do.

Elaine

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DaisyI
Oct 26, 2016 10:10 PM CST
That's a bee. Its the wrong time of year for Hummingbird Moths.

BTW our Hummingbird Moths are actually the size of Hummingbirds. I thought they really were birds until I got a good look at one.
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bonitin
Oct 26, 2016 11:49 PM CST
It is a honeybee.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Oct 27, 2016 12:22 PM CST
Thanks all!

I did see there was no fan on the end of the abdomen.
Our HMs have that
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

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