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Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« on: July 12, 2009, 11:27:28 PM »
The suns down and the bees are still working the moonflowers! There was a guest too! A humminbird moth!


helping the bees!


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Well...Time for bed....again!
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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 11:49:18 PM »
Gorgeous photography!  As fast as the wings on those moths move... it's amazing to catch it in such clarity!

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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 09:08:47 AM »
Dang Johnny, most excellent pictures, you've become quite the photographer!


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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 09:52:12 AM »
nice pics. The bottom one looks like she's wearing gold dust glitter.
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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 10:54:54 AM »
Awesome pics!
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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 11:07:59 AM »
Sweet, johnny, that's awesome!  I gotta get me a real camera too!!

That looks suspiciously like a tomato hornworm moth, might want to keep an eye on those veggies!!

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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 11:51:09 AM »
I think that is a hummingbird moth. Great pictures Johnny!!

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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 01:31:38 PM »

That there's a 5-Spotted Hawkmoth (the moth of the tomato hornworm!  :-P).

Bumblebee moths and hummingbird moths have clear wings.
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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 01:41:35 PM »
That looks suspiciously like a tomato hornworm moth, might want to keep an eye on those veggies!!

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I think that is a hummingbird moth. Great pictures Johnny!!
That there's a 5-Spotted Hawkmoth (the moth of the tomato hornworm!  :-P).

I think that all of these are correct
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphingidae
http://www.birds-n-garden.com/hummingbird_moths.html

Or a tobacco hornworm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Manduca_sexta_female_sjh.JPG

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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 02:11:49 PM »
So strange to see the bees out in the dark.  My girls go to bed early (they are good girls)

Love the photos John and thanks for sharing
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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009, 12:29:26 PM »
Is the flower also known as Jimson Weed.
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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2009, 09:30:25 PM »
No, but I think it may be in the same family as jimson weed....its a hallucinogenic...Its a moonflower....or angels trumpet....theres another plant just like it but the flower points down.....Its called a devils trumpet...Really! :)

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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2009, 10:36:26 PM »

That there's a 5-Spotted Hawkmoth (the moth of the tomato hornworm!  :-P).

Bumblebee moths and hummingbird moths have clear wings.

AKA a sphinx moth I believe, but yes the adult phase of a hornworm.
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Re: Big moth working with bees on moonflowers!
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2009, 09:10:49 PM »
Oh my gosh, we only have big mosquitoes!  That is something else.
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