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Hummingbird Moth

Hemaris thysbe


With a 2" wingspan, adults are often mistaken for hummingbirds or bees.




My first spotting of a Hummingbird moth. I was watching some butterflies feeding on wild bergamot when I noticed the humminbird moth in the mix. I was lucky to get a couple of decent shots before it flew away. I noticed later when I looked at the photos that I also caught a carpenter bee in 2 of the frames.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 5 years ago

These small cuties need long time fielded and try many shots to get better one... You must try lot...

dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks Ashish, I thought so too. This was a big deal for me to finally get some photos of this moth.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 5 years ago

Cool Spotting to earn Moth Week Patch...!!

dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks Noe and Pili!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 5 years ago

Stunning! Great capture Dan!

dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks for all the kind words. Karen, sorry to hear your's didn't come out as good.

DB 5 years ago


KarenL 5 years ago

Great shots Dan! Mine didn't come out nearly as well!

marylou.wildlife 5 years ago

Awesome Dan!!

CarolSnowMilne 5 years ago

Amazing and it has a little friend

Lat: 43.09, Long: -79.29

Spotted on Jul 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012


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