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Old 08-02-2010, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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we have them here in N.C. I've seen them all over the country. I f you think at first it is a stinging insect, it is scary cause it is really big and almost loud.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Wow! I wish we got those here in Texas.
I saw one!! I saw one!!!!! It's the most amazing thing I've ever seen!!!!


Hummingbird moth - YouTube
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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We have them here in Denver. The first time I noticed one, it was kind of dark and I wondered why the hummingbird was up so late lol!
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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Here's a shot of a Hummingbird moth that was on my butterfly bush. Is this what you saw ?
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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I have seen them in Missouri, Kansas, and coastal NC. They really love moonvines. Really kind of cool to see such a large insect hovering two feet from you to sample the moonvine.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:24 AM
 
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Wow! I wish we got those here in Texas.
We saw one in Houston about a month ago in our yard. At first we thought it was a tiny hummingbird until we got close. Very cool!
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Years ago, I saw one in my yard in the late evening. I thought it was a hummingbird but it was very brown and hard to see in the dusk. It has been years since I have seen one again here in Central Fl. I am not sure if that is when I had the moon vine growing on the telephone pole or not.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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Wow! I wish we got those here in Texas.
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I saw one!! I saw one!!!!! It's the most amazing thing I've ever seen!!!!


Hummingbird moth - YouTube
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We saw one in Houston about a month ago in our yard. At first we thought it was a tiny hummingbird until we got close. Very cool!
Camper1, I read this thread for the first time and was going to tell you that I've seen one in Corpus Christi, then I saw how old your post was. Scrolled down a bit and saw that you posted recently. Sooooo, apparently we do see them in Texas.

I understand the OP's sentiment. When I saw one, at first I thought it was a hummingbird, of course. When I realized it was a moth I was a little creeped out, although I couldn't tell you why.
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Old 04-09-2022, 04:28 PM
 
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Reviving this old thread to add San Antonio to the list. Wasn't sure what it was until today.
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Old 04-10-2022, 01:43 PM
 
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A few years back, one was humming around a bush of mine. I got real close to examine what I thought was a very small miniature hummingbird. They are so fast that its tough to know what your looking at, at first...It had no fear of me as I got close to it. I happened to have a glass jar close by and a wood shingle so I caught it... I examined it and thought it to be some type of amazing insect. It was cool.. I then released it without any issues.. Location: S. Florida
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