Could you please identify this bee or whatever it is.
I saw him last year once in the fall. Today I was planting and he was around for about 30 minutes enjoying all the different flowers.

The location is Algoma Mills, Ontario Canada
on the north shore of Lake Huron.

Thank you.

Susan

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Hi,

I would suggest this is probably Hemaris thysbe (or a closely related species, as I'm not familiar with the Canadian moth fauna!); a member of the Macroglossinae, the hummingbird hawkmoths. It might be worthwhile asking a member of staff of your local museum or (if it exists), a local moth recorder (or maybe even an expert at a state or national museum) for full identification, as they will be more familiar witht he species in your area.