Whatizzit?

© Eddie King

Whatizzit?

Uploaded: September 03, 2002

Description

A Golden Tiger Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Comments

Paul Slate September 04, 2002

Hello my name is Paul i'm from southern Ma. can you tell me were this picture was taken? because I've only seen one here on my front porch. I thought it was a humming bird at first. what do you know about them?Great picture by the way #8666

Eddie King September 04, 2002

Hey Paul, I saw this one and thought at first it was a bee... it was the size of a large bumblee bee or carpenter bee... then I thought it was a tiny hummingbird because it flew like one, hovering and never landing... till I saw the antenna and extra feet.... I researched and found it is a daytime moth... a hummingbird hawk moth.. they apparently are found throughout temperate North America.. but this is the first I ever saw in my 47+ years... Try a search in Google or similar search engine for other examples of similar hummingbird hawk moths.... Ed #13420

Eddie King September 04, 2002

Hey Paul, I saw this one and thought at first it was a bee... it was the size of a large bumblee bee or carpenter bee... then I thought it was a tiny hummingbird because it flew like one, hovering and never landing... till I saw the antenna and extra feet.... I researched and found it is a daytime moth... a hummingbird hawk moth.. they apparently are found throughout temperate North America.. but this is the first I ever saw in my 47+ years... Try a search in Google or similar search engine for other examples of similar hummingbird hawk moths.... Ed #13421

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