Albertans Can't Figure Out If This Giant Mystery Bug Is A Bird Or A Moth (VIDEO)
Bird? Bug? The video has us on the fence.
Someone caught a super confusing creature on video in Waterton.
According to CBC's radio show, Calgary Eyeopener, Stuart Mair took a video of the winged critter over the weekend. He thought it was a hummingbird at first.
After talks with an entomologist and horticulture instructor at Olds College, Ken Fry, the insider discovered that it’s actually a bug. A hawk moth to be exact.
Apparently they have a number of traits that would get them confused with hummingbirds such as their speed, their love for flowers, and their beak-like mouth.”
Fry explained that he normally hears of a few sightings this time of year and that these babies can get pretty huge. He said the caterpillars can be about as big as a human finger. We can’t decide how we feel about that little tidbit.
Via CBC News
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