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Author Topic: What the heck is this?--------Update------  (Read 839 times)
Buzzen
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« on: June 29, 2009, 03:36:05 PM »

Was out trying to get some pics of honeybees and saw this.  Anyone know what it is?  I've never seen one before.

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 03:39:37 PM »

A honeybee with a fur coat???
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 03:48:16 PM »

LOL  yea it was really fuzzy.  Not the best pic, but it was moving pretty fast. About half the size of a honey bee, (maybe a half inch long)
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 04:09:13 PM »

It looks like a moth. In eastern Washington, we get these large moths that move around pretty quickly and make a soft humming like sound. At first, when you see one moving, you think that you saw a humming bird, but after some closer inspection it turns out to be a moth.

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 10:31:30 PM »

It looks like a moth. In eastern Washington, we get these large moths that move around pretty quickly and make a soft humming like sound. At first, when you see one moving, you think that you saw a humming bird, but after some closer inspection it turns out to be a moth.

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Probably so though hard to tell.  Some moths have evolved to mimic bees.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 10:35:38 PM »

There are many species of hawk moths which hover flapping their wings like hummingbirds.  The pic is too small for me to even guess at what you have there though.
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 12:07:12 AM »

Well, i finally found out what it was.  A bee fly.  Here is a big pic.  Gotta love google.


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