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    Hummingbird hawk-moth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Macroglossum stellatarum, known as the hummingbird hawk-moth or sometimes the hummingmoth, is a species of Sphingidae. Its long proboscis and its hovering behaviour, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers. It should not be confused with the moths called hummingbird moths in North America, genus Hemaris, members of the same family and with similar appearance and behavior. The resemblance to hummingbirds is an example of convergent evolution. It flies during the day, especially in bright sunshine, but also at dusk,[1] dawn, and even in the rain, which is unusual for even diurnal hawkmoths.[2] Its visual abilities have been much studied, and it has been shown to have a relatively good ability to learn colours.[3]"







    Aren't these cutiepies so cute?
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    I would drop dead right in the yard if I saw one of those monsters. I have a TERRIBLE fear of bugs, and something that big, not being a bird, would send me into the asylum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylkyn View Post
    I would drop dead right in the yard if I saw one of those monsters. I have a TERRIBLE fear of bugs, and something that big, not being a bird, would send me into the asylum.
    same here. if that SOB flew upgainst my screen door I would most definitely burn the house down
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    moths freak me the fuck out. it's not that i'm scared exactly i just find them so gross and creepy and hairy, i can't handle them. i even hate butterflies for the same reason. yuck.
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    I had a moth in my backyard that was about the size of a golf ball. It was very pretty. Welcome to Australia!
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    Imagine that fucker as a flying roach. We also get huge moths, cichadas, and oh, I had a bat upside down in my yard last week because the rain knocked him out of my avocado tree.
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    i'll take bats over giant moths any day.
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    Well I wanted to go save the bat(he ended up ok), but my brother said they can have rabies. But like you, I would take a flying rat over a large flying insect
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    I had to down half a glass of shiraz just to make it through this thread. What the HELL. And faithanne, is there a bug-free tour of Oz? I'll pay extra.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylkyn View Post
    I would drop dead right in the yard if I saw one of those monsters. I have a TERRIBLE fear of bugs, and something that big, not being a bird, would send me into the asylum.
    I keep re-reading this and snorting/laughing. Because it's SO TRUE.
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    is this for real? I think it's really pretty. Bugs don't bother me. Just the dreaded spider. I don't care for flies and ants, as I think they have no purpose and for the amount of fucking spiders that have crossed my path, I would think they would do a better job getting rid of them.

    Snakes, bugs, bats, moths, mice, etc. They don't bother me at all. My friend here is deathly afraid of the little lizards we have everywhere outside. I think they are the cutest things.

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    I want to hug him and make him the teeniest of scarves.
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    the ONE and only time i camped out, a moth got in our tent. You could have heard me screaming for miles. my husband just caught it and threw it out and said "Jesus Christ Debra" LOL
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    NSFW (not safe for wusses)

    This little guy was in my backyard last summer. He's on the handle of a small plastic storage tub.



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