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Offline Buzzen

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What the heck is this?--------Update------
« on: June 29, 2009, 04:36:05 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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Re: What the heck is this?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 04:39:37 PM »
A honeybee with a fur coat???

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Re: What the heck is this?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 04:48:16 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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Re: What the heck is this?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 05:09:13 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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Re: What the heck is this?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 11:31:30 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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Re: What the heck is this?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 11:35:38 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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Re: What the heck is this?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 01:07:12 AM »
Well, i finally found out what it was.  A bee fly.  Here is a big pic.  Gotta love google.