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Old 07-22-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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Has anyone experienced one of these.I did and it was,...weird,scary,very intense and left me in awe once i realized it wasn't an alien cartoon character ready to drill a hole in my head.I will elaborate soon.
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Yes, I have them every year....they like my moonflowers and my ginger blooms. Not scary or anything, though.
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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We get them every year... I don't consider them scary or intense at all.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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Have only seen them in PA, when visiting there. Lived in SE Michigan - never saw them there, though perhaps didn't have the right flowers. Have now moved to Cinci and am hoping my gardens start to lure them (along with butterflies and real hummingbirds). I think they are really unique and beautiful!
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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I have never seen or heard of such a little creature. WOW !!!!
What do hummers think of these hummer moths ??? Do they all get along ?
Considering hummers attack each other.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Wow! I wish we got those here in Texas.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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I have never seen or heard of such a little creature. WOW !!!!
What do hummers think of these hummer moths ??? Do they all get along ?
Considering hummers attack each other.
The moths feed in the late evening and night, so no conflict with hummers.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Thankyou orangeish.Great pic! Do you have apic from the perspective of the flower?
Not sure if it was a hum-moth now.I was standing and minding my business when a blur appeared quickly from no where.Moving erractically,hovering,side to side,up and down and back and forth.The wings of the things were blurs and barely visible at all.No colors visible.Seemed to be grayish,and insect like..It approached my face in an instant,about 12-24" from my nose.I was torn between swatting at it,and seeing what the heck it was.It was to big to be an insect was one instant thought.The speed was incredible,like a mini ufo,which is exactly what it was.As i squinted my eyes and tipped my head(with ball cap on),as a reflexive defensive reaction, it seemed to dip and come up lower and closer to my face.The head/face was 2 big black eyes that seemed to be really out of proportion to the rest of the body/blur.
I must obviously smell like a flower.hahaha. So what does the moth look like hovering from the front.Would it be in the 3-5" size?
I would love to see a pic from the front.The whole encounter was a slow motion 6 seconds.
Was it a hummingbird?hummingbird moth?or a close encounter?lol
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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We only see hummingbird moths during the day (especially the afternoons), but we have not seen any inter-species conflicts!
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