Answered By: Connie Britton
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014     Views: 56

Probably what you have found is a not a bee, but a "hawk moth", sometimes called a hummingbird moth because of its ability to hover and fly at very fast speeds, much like a hummingbird. Check out these sites to some closeup images and other information about this insect http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/moths/md/toc.htm#sphingidae