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Hemaris_thysbe commonly called the hummingbird moth. Hummingbird Moths grow up to two inches long. They have an olive-green body with red bands across their abdomen. Tufts of hairs from the end of the abdomen look a lot like feathers. The wings of this moth are mostly clear, sometimes with some red near the body.
Hummingbird Moths live in fields, gardens, and on the edges of forests.
This moth was seen while I was watching and photographing ruby-throated hummingbirds. I had to take a break from the hummingbirds, and quickly move to make a capture of this moth.