It wasn't an Israeli Secret Spy Camera as Kate speculated, it is officially known as:
Date of Observation: June 05, 2011
Submitted By: HunterinAlberta
Species: Hemaris thysbe Hummingbird clearwing
Specimen Type: Photograph
Observation Notes: During the day, near noon, it was warm. Lived in Alberta all my life and I have never seen one of these.
Verified By: davidwdroppers
Record Verified Date: June 09, 2011
Review Notes: Thanks for the record.
The bug/moth is now an official sighting in Alberta, there have only been three, so it's an honour to have contributed to this record of sightings.
Posted by: bluetech at June 10, 2011 9:09 AM
To give you an understanding of the size of the moth bluetech, those lovely white clusters are bacopa. Remember that I magnified the photos to show the moth better.
Switching from bugs to dogs, we have been watching the Edmonton Humane Society website since Wednesday, waiting for the 17 greyhound/x's to go up for adoption. We have our eye on the puppy, but I like some of the other ones too. Maybe something sad can turn happy.
I am determined to get one of those greyhounds, and I am working on hubby to get two! It's going to be hard to get the one we want as both of us work and when I went there they told me it was first come, first served. Anyone have a tent I can borrow? Wish us luck. If anyone reading my blog has an in with the Edmonton Humane Society, HELP!!!!