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Any idea what this insect is? I don't think I've seen it before. There seem to be very few insects this year.

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It's pale 'cos it ain't a honey bee - where in the world are you? Let me know and I'll try and ID it; what length was it?
Right there at the Kansas/Missouri border. Being in the middle of the continental US, we get northern and southern species (and occasionally western, though mostly eastern) of all kinds of things, from birds to animals to plants and bugs. Nothing does particularly well, but it lives here all the same. Some pass through, others call it home. I guess if you're a tree you have no choice! :D
 

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It looks like a hummingbird moth, at least it does to my small cranial databank.
Any idea what this insect is? I don't think I've seen it before. There seem to be very few insects this year.

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I am not familiar with USA insects in depth, but I think this is Melittia cucurbitae, the Squash Vine Borer.

This information is not from my small cranial bank either :D, but the beeg one, GoogleCerebrumGiganticus.
 
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It looks like a hummingbird moth, at least it does to my small cranial databank.
Thank you very much. I thought that it resembled somewhat a hummingbird moth (or similar clearwing moths) but two things were very different: it was much smaller and there is this strange organ under the abdomen that I'd not seen in hummingbird moths (it turns out to be its hind leg).

I am not familiar with USA insects in depth, but I think this is Melittia cucurbitae, the Squash Vine Borer.

This information is not from my small cranial bank either :D, but the beeg one, GoogleCerebrumGiganticus.
Many thanks. I believe that you are exactly right. Wikipedia describes its "bright orange hind leg scales", exactly as in the photo.
 
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few in the backyard
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That D500 takes a nice photo, too. Better than the Z?
Roddy --love my d500--for BIF nothing can touch it. Quality is great, handling easy, but continuous tracking focus is the cat's meow. Would say its on a par for pix sharpness and quality with my z6. In fact I'm looking to buy another d500. Of course great lenses really makes a big difference. I am using my f mount glass with the adapter on the z and these old f mount lens shine. I have a z 24-70 2.8 and a z 50mm ---I really can't see that much of an advantage.
Believe it or not I still use my em 1 and have no complaints. I shoot portraits of my wife using creative mode e-portrait using a 45 1.8 oly lens and I thing it outshines my Nikon gear. Problem with oly's they are weak for anything that moving.

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Another bee fly. Not a lot else available for me in the framework I am living :(

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On a side note, if you can get close enough the Panny 30 knocks spots off the Oly 60mm for moving subjects - at least it does on the GX8 :)
 

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Few in the backyard----cloudy day in Florida
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Tree Bumblebee drones 'surveilling' a nest beneath the neighbours roof tiles.

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