Subject: The weirdest ”bee” I’ve ever seen!
Location: Denver Colorado USA
September 16, 2012 12:09 am
Just moved to CO a few months ago, and saw this interesting insect buzzing around in my backyard.
Heard about your site from some friends and hoping you can tell me what it is!
What you have mistaken for a bee is actually a moth, a Sphinx Moth more specifically. Many Sphinx Moths are diurnal and they are confused with bees or hummingbirds when they visit flowers. Your moth is a Nessus Sphinx, Amphion floridensis, and you may read more about it on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.