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Re: What Hummingbirds Can Teach Us Of UFOs - Maltby

From: Carol Maltby <carolmaltby.nul>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 14:09:20 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 07:27:15 -0400
Subject: Re: What Hummingbirds Can Teach Us Of UFOs - Maltby

>Something happened in the Amazon Basin about seven years ago
>that sent many new species of hummingbird up here that spring.
>It so happened I was late clearing the winter growth and had
>many wildflowers in my back and front yards. I started noticing
>this little fellow that appeared to have antenna.


>I sent some of the pictures to the Smithsonian that dismissed
>them and me in edict-like manner. Guess they thought Valium
>wasn't taking well.

>When one starts looking around without the lens of incredulity,
>one begins to see the wonderful world incredulity hides.

It sounds like you have encountered a Hummingbird Moth (some
species in the Sphingidae family are known as Sphinx Moths), and
were ill-served by the Smithsonian. These members of the
Sphingidae family are a splendid example of convergent
evolution, having evolved their shapes to sip nectar from
tubular flowers. The kind that I see most in our area looks like
a little furry red flying lobster.

If you are ever in a position to wonder about the nature of
erect bipeds that you meet, think "Bird, moth, lobster?" before
you make any assumptions.

Carol Maltby

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