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    I was outside just before it got dark,and some thing was flying around my cps.It hovered like a hummingbird but it had no beak.I did a Google search and found it was a Hummingbird Moth!If you have never seen one take a look at this link .



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    I love them. They're the adults of hornworms, so don't kill all the hornworms in the garden.
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    Yeah it looked cool!It's the first one that I have seen.


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    yep, I've seen hummingbird moths, pandora sphinxes (last year a live one and this year I found a dead one... I let it dry and it's in my room), a mystery sphinx, I've had tomato hornworms (although they got parasitized [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] ) and just today I found a like dozens and dozens and dozens of mystery hornworms. I'm going to post the pics in GW to see if anyone can ID them.
    I've looked for hummingbird (honeysuckle family) and pandora sphinx (grapes, virginia creeper) caterpillars but no luck.
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    I worked on a study of wild Maine blueberry pollinators one year and we netted a few species of them. I asked the boss if I could release them and he said no. That's a part of entomology I hate.
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    Wow, do they eat in mid-hover too? I've never seen one... it looks very cool.

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    darn that sucks.
    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums....14.html
    the caterpillars I found today
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    Quote[/b] ]Wow, do they eat in mid-hover too?
    yeah, the darned things (hummingbird moths) never stay still! really hard to take pictures of them.
    Although one time I followed one around and it actually landed on a leaf and let me take a couple of pictures. amazing! lol
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    I have 2 pics on my photo page bottom row:

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