Pollinating Insect Identification

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Anyone have an idea of what type insect this is? It was about an inch or more long and man was it fast once it flew away. From a distance we almost thought it was a tiny hummingbird until we got a closer look. There were two different varieties flying around the day we took this pic.

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Chason Arthur

Chason Arthur · Gardenality Administrator · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Sandy, you did an excellent job asking this question. Props for the picture uploads!

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Answer #1 · Gardenality.com's Answer · This is a hummingbird moth. There are several species. Although not a hummingbird, these moths are very interesting in their own right. Unlike most moths, they will fly during daylight. You can see many of them at any time of day but evening is their most active time. We see them around our nursery all the time. Cute critters:-))

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