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Bug, bee or other?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MowinChic, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. LawnJohn

    LawnJohn LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 147

    Funny I saw several of the moth thingies in my ornamentals.....Scared the crap out of 2 yr old....hehe...
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041


    Maybe something like this?
  3. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    AAHHHHHHH----run-away, run-away!!! It is MOTHRA, king of all moths!!!!
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  4. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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  5. MowinChic

    MowinChic Banned
    Posts: 15

    That's it!

    Snowberry Clearwing

    I never thought to look for a moth because it looked so much like a bee, mostly because of it's coloring.

    The second picture looks alot more like it. I'll try to attach it.


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  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Thats the varmit.
  7. PhrankW

    PhrankW LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    It is a Hummingbird Moth. The Snowberry clearwing is also a Hummingbird Moth. They are one and the same. The are beneficial and will not hurt you.
  8. MowinChic

    MowinChic Banned
    Posts: 15

    Now that I know what area to look in, I've found a few more facts about these moths.

    A Hummingbird Clearwing (Hummingbird Moth) is green, and really, really resembles a hummingbird when it flies by. They are found mostly in the North and East, and seen pretty often.

    A Snowberry Clearwing (as pictured above) is smaller than the Hummingbird Clearwing, yellow and black, and resembles a bumble bee. These are seen from coast to coast, but alot more rare to find.

    They are both sphinx moths, but different in color and size. At least that's the only differences I could find.

    Here are a few pictures of the Hummingbird Clearwing.

    Thanks again for all your help and information.

    hum moth.jpeg
  9. MowinChic

    MowinChic Banned
    Posts: 15

    Here is another....

    hum moth2.jpeg
  10. Didn't get that close to the sucker, even got a curled tounge thingy
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