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In all fairness bee flies are pretty cute, but I’ve always been weirdly envious of the Americas having hummingbirds, so I had to laugh when someone told me bee flies are “our hummingbirds”

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5th June 2020
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1 month ago #9831908        
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SatW the ONLY webcomics whose replies are ALWAYS as good as the comic itself. You read the comic of the day and spend half an hour expending your knowledge learning from around the world. HIGH FIVE!!!

26 days ago #9832935        
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I had no idea hummingbirds live only in the Americas! I just saw one yesterday here in Seattle. The first time I heard one, in Florida, I thought it was a huge flying insect, because Florida.


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1 month ago #9831926        
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We HAVE hummingbirds here and I'm still envious of places that have WAY MORE hummingbirds

Ysabet

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1 month ago #9831911        
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Oh man, if y'all only knew what *THUGS* hummingbirds are! They're mean little bastards when they feel like it, and they fight some amazing aerial battles over their feeders, and they can be totally vicious if they spot a cat. I sometimes wonder if there are any one-eyed cats out there with a deep-rooted fear of hummingbirds. I like them, though.


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23 days ago #9833134        
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Two things of note:
1) I had never even heard of beeflies/bomberflies before today. This part is relevant:
"In nine subfamilies ... the females often do not land at all during host burrow inspections, and will proceed to release their eggs from midair by quick flicks of the abdomen while hovering over the burrow's entrance. This remarkable behavior has earned such species the colloquial name of Bomber flies..."

Nature, you are so freaking awesome.

2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJGNmgy676I -- Two minutes of your life well spent.

25 days ago #9833043        
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Hummingbirds (in Spanish called "colibríes", "picaflores", "chupaflores") are indeed beautiful.

About Brother Colombia, Is there anyway to put his hat this way? https://www.sombrerosdepaja.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Beautiful-Colombian-Sombrero-Vueltiao-Made-By-Colombian-Artisans.jpg... I know, I know it's quite intrincate, but maybe you could put a simpler version; the plain white hat looks kinda strange on Brother Colombia.

And I stan hummingbird insects! Any kind of them, bees, moths, any!

29 days ago #9832743        
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Aren't beeflies those bees that lay their larvae inside other bees?


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1 month ago #9832462        
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This is sort of off topic...

Petition to get avatar changing thing fixed??


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1 month ago #9832443        
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You want to really freak out Denmark, show him footage of the "hummingbird moth" in flight. Then explain that yes, this is not a weird bird name. That is really a hovering bug, an actual moth, and they get much bigger than the smallest breeds of hummingbirds.

1 month ago #9832356        
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Not only are hummingbirds cool, we also have 'hummingbird moths' which have evolved to mimic hummingbirds.

https://www.massaudubon.org/learn/nature-wildlife/insects-arachnids/hummingbird-moth-clearwing-moth

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