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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography   Philadelphia, US  Charter Member Tue 16-Jul-13 02:33 AM
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"Insect mavens - Need ID help"



Hi All,

I captured this insect image on Saturday morning at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, PA.

This looks like it's likely a wasp to me. I'd love some help identifying it.

Thanks for your help.

Ned
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Reply message RE: Insect mavens - Need ID help aolander Silver Member
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Reply message RE: Insect mavens - Need ID help Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography
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Reply message RE: Insect mavens - Need ID help dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community
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Reply message RE: Insect mavens - Need ID help Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography
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Reply message RE: Insect mavens - Need ID help Jim Pearce Silver Member
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aolander Silver Member  Nevis, US  Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006 Tue 16-Jul-13 02:54 AM
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Very nice image. It's a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris sp.).

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/hummingbird_moth.shtml

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography   Philadelphia, US  Charter Member Tue 16-Jul-13 03:07 AM
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I can only say, "Thank you." and "Thank you."

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Tue 16-Jul-13 03:06 AM
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Nice capture Ned!

I saw my first hummingbird moth last summer in our garden. They have not yet made a return this year.

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography   Philadelphia, US  Charter Member Tue 16-Jul-13 03:48 AM
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Thanks very much Dave. It's the first one I've ever seen.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Tue 16-Jul-13 03:38 AM
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That's an excellent shot of a hummingbird moth Ned!

Jim

  

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography   Philadelphia, US  Charter Member Tue 16-Jul-13 03:48 AM
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Thanks Jim.

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af4nc Gold Member  Yardley, US  Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007 Tue 16-Jul-13 11:28 AM
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Ned that's a beautiful shot. I missed that one. Thanks again for a great walk this past Saturday. You and all the other volunteers there are to be commended for a job well done. We are so fortunate to have such a nice wildlife habitat to visit.

Tom MILLS
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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography   Philadelphia, US  Charter Member Tue 16-Jul-13 11:52 AM
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Thanks very much Tom. It was fun having you guys on the walk.

Ned
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af4nc Gold Member  Yardley, US  Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007 Tue 16-Jul-13 11:53 AM
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Ned as you know I travel to the Caribbean a lot and one thing I've been looking for to photograph for about 2 years is the "Bee Hummingbird". It's actually a bird, in fact the worlds smallest. Google Bee Hummingbird. It's quite interesting.

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography   Philadelphia, US  Charter Member Tue 16-Jul-13 12:03 PM
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Wow, less than 2 grams.

Ned
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