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Could this be a hummingbird moth? I've never seen one with a red abdomen. I'm not sure what this is. It was strange to watch. The back legs seemed to paddle. That's what caught my attention. The wings moved so fast I barely saw them.


I'm in Durham, NC. It was in a friend's pollinator garden.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Squash vine borer moth
Melittia cucurbitae Squash vine borer - Wikipedia

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SukanyaDatta a week ago

Hello Edith 3,
Welcome to Project Noah.
You have a lovely spotting.
Since you agree with the suggestions on ID, you can use the Edit this Spotting Option to fill in the boxes and complete the spotting.
Enjoy the site. Keep posting. Have fun. See you around.
Welcome, again.

Edith3 a week ago

Without question, that's it! Thanks Ornithoptera80 and MichaelS! I'll definitely be sending more pic.s. Photographing insects and flowers is my hobby. I know very little about either. Time to learn!

MichaelS a week ago

Hi Edith3, Yes, this appears to be a squash vine borer moth.

These are great photos! Welcome to Project Noah!

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Spotted on Jun 28, 2020
Submitted on Jun 28, 2020

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