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!
Signature: Nas

Nessus Sphinx

Dear Nas,
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.

Location: Colorado

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