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tags: animals, hummingbirds, insects, biology, streaming video This is a lesson in observation. This is a North American animal. I know what this is (and I knew as soon as I saw the still image on the video) but I am asking you: what is this; hummingbird or insect? And for a bonus, can you…

tags: Tvärminne, zoological field research station, Finland, nature Hornet Moth, Sesia apiformis: Hymenopteran biomimic. Tvärminnen eläintieteellinen asema (Tvärminne Zoological field research station) in southwestern Finland. [read more about it: English :: Suomeksi :: På Svenska] Image: Bob O’Hara, 15 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image) This insect is sitting on my camera (to give you…

Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar

tags: moth, Ecpantheria scribonia, giant leopard moth, Image of the Day During the process of splitting and transferring wood from the woodpile yesterday, we discovered a large (2.5″ long) hairy caterpillar. I have enclosed two pictures of it [the second is below the fold]; it is the larval stage of the Giant Leopard Moth, Ecpantheria…

Melanchroia chepise

tags: moth, Melanchroia chepise, white-tipped black geometrid, Image of the Day This diurnal Melanchroia chepise posed prettily this morning (10/21/07) on the wall of my apartment breezeway in the Heights section of Houston, Texas. Image: Biosparite [larger view]

Hawkmoth

tags: moth, lined sphinx, Hyles lineata, Image of the Day Hyles lineata, the lined sphinx. (Image captured in Bozeman, Montana). Image: Martin Richard, author of Science for Kids.

Manducca sexta

tags: Carolina Sphinx Moth, Tobacco Hornworm Moth, Manducca sexta, Image of the Day Manducca sexta, or the Carolina Sphinx Moth. The larva, is known as the tobacco hornworm, or tomato worm. It has seven diagonal white lines on each side, and a red “horn” at the end of the abdomen. It feeds on plants in…