What Am I?

UPDATE: Based on some unscientific web-surfing research, I’m pretty sure this is a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth! Here is some info and a few pictures.

Whatever this thing is, it’s huge! Maybe the size of a small hummingbird or large butterfly. It’s huge, scary, but fascinating! I’m guessing it’s some kind of moth. It has the markings of a bee, but way too large. I asked my Mom to take these pictures, which she happily did…until it CHARGED at her! He, he, he…funny now!

Here is a close up of the back. It was about 6pm at Lake Katherine of Palos Heights, IL, when this picture was taken, I don’t know if that helps any. If any smart person out there in cyberspace can share some knowledge…I would be very thankful!

Thank you!

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5 responses to “What Am I?

  1. Whoa! That is big. Is it some kind of dragonfly? I know they can get really big.

  2. Drowsey: Big and scary! Hummingbird Clearwing Moth is what I think. Run for your life if it comes after you…he,he,heee…..

  3. You’ve got it right. It appears to be a clearwing hummingbird moth. I’m insanely jealous!

  4. Wow…never heard of one of those before!

    I was just visiting another site and they were talking about a robber fly….here’s the link. Never heard of that before either! Hope I don’t run into these creatures! lol

    http://www.mistyswords.com/2008/09/camera-critters-22.html

  5. Tell your mom she got some awesome shots! I’m major jealous too, because I’ve been wanting to see one of these in person!!!

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