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Offline daddykane23

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strange looking bee?
« on: May 08, 2013, 05:12:30 PM »
Hello I am new here, I saw this insect today that i have never seen before it looks like some kind of bee, can someone identity it, it was very fast and moved like a humming bird but it is the size of a large bee ,I live in central Virginia thx.


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Re: strange looking bee?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 06:12:27 PM »
 I remember seeing those when I was a kid. I thought it was some sort of bumblebee.
 After doing a quick search, they turned out to be moths.


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Offline Jasonw5846

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Re: strange looking bee?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 10:18:04 PM »
Yeah that's a hummingbird bee.  See them frequently a fascinating cross and rightly named as such.  🐝🐝

Offline daddykane23

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Re: strange looking bee?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 10:42:28 PM »
Thanks for the response from both of you,and the YouTube link, that is exactly what I saw. Fascinating, in all my 41years I have never seen such a strange looking insect!

 

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