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Old 08-24-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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Creeper sent me the attached wondering what it was. Since she is still exiled from this site for a time, I thought I would post it since I had never seen such a thing. This part of its life cycle does not last long and I thought you might be on the look out for one in your yard if you have healthy attractive flowers like she seems to have.

Is it a bee? Is it a small species of hummingbird? Did one from each species hook up, knock back a few LaBatts or Molsons and do something kinky?

The California house had fuschias, wisteria and an azalea grafted to a tall standard stalk of some kind. Humming birds came by the hundreds and were amazing to watch. So, I was pretty sure the thing in the picture was not a hummingbird.

I was pretty sure it was not a bee either.

I took a wild guess that it might be a moth and Creeper did a search for hummingbird moth and apparently that is exactly what it is called at least in common name. Anyhow, I thought it was amazing looking and I had never heard of such a thing (which means little of course). She said it acts like a hummingbird.

She will be back eventually to fill in this discussion.
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There is a blog right over the picture. Can't see anything but some of the flowers. There are also ads over some of your post. Are they ever going to fix this?

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It is this

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ec...gbird_moth.htm
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There is a blog right over the picture. Can't see anything but some of the flowers. There are also ads over some of your post. Are they ever going to fix this?
Not to go too far off on a tangent but I only had problems when using firefox. Seems fine in Chrome.
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Nice link. Cool looking things. Nature is amazing and full of surprises.
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We have those around here--good link,Chrisn--
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When I go to full screen the problem goes away.
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So that everyone else knows what it is....

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The Hummingbird Moth, unlike most moths, is seen on clear, sunny days. Many people do confuse it with hummingbirds because of its coloration and how it moves.

Hummingbird Moths grow up to two inches long. They have an olive-green body with red bands across their abdomen. Tufts of hairs from the end of the abdomen look a lot like feathers. The wings of this moth are mostly clear, sometimes with some red near the body.

Hummingbird Moths live in fields, gardens, and forest edges.
sd....so how is creeper doing?
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Not to go too far off on a tangent but I only had problems when using firefox. Seems fine in Chrome.
I'm using IE. There have been complaints about this for weeks. They just don't care.
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Same problem but with ipad. Ads cover half the posts. Very annoying.
Cool moth. We get them around our lilacs.
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sd....so how is creeper doing?
Seems alright in her emails to me. She shall be back soon.
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sd....so how is creeper doing?
I didn't realize she had been banned again. I must have missed that post.

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