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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hemaris_thysbe

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Hummingbird Moths live in fields, gardens, and on the edges of forests.

Notes:

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.

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42 Comments (1–25)

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Cammie C Myers, if your interested in seeing more of my work please email me at williefromwi@hotmail.com. I will then send you the information on how to find my work on google and or facebook.

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Cammie C Myers, I post many of my photos on my facebook page, and also to Google+. I accept almost all facebook friend requests. You can see many of my photos on Google+ simply by typing in my name. You need not even use google+ to view my images there. I am thrilled you enjoy my efforts to capture the beauty I see in creation.

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

Will, do you have a webpage? Your work is fantastic!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks Adarsha, this moth is much smaller then a hummingbird but acts much like one. I got this photo because I was photographing hummingbirds when I saw him. The rest as they say is history.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Love this pic! Never heard of a moth like this! Very interesting....

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

I never tire of looking at your photos and this is one of my favorites

induruh
induruh 8 years ago

Wow Majestic!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thank you Carol, and Courtney, and Marc, for your wonderful comments.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Congratulations! Your moth is recognized in the blog.

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

perfect spotting!

Marc-ValMouery
Marc-ValMouery 9 years ago

Fabulous!!!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks Chimetsetan.

KarenL, I am truly honored, that one of my spottings would be chosen for the blog feature today.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Bill, your amazing little moth has been featured in the Project Noah blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

this is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Truly stunning. Had to take another peak!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks FrancisQuintana

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Gracias, es hermoso, y yo hice todo lo posible para capturar la belleza de lo mejor que pude. Estoy encantado de que te guste, Lizbeth

lizbeth
lizbeth 9 years ago

Hermoso!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

buenisisisimo! gracias!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

CarolSnowMilne, I hope you are blessed with a sighting and some great captures of one of these stunning moths.........................................................
NeilDazet, I am thrilled you were able to use my photo and information to make a positive ID of your moth...........................................................................................
jgorneau I added my mouth to your mission, and am thrilled to be invited to your mission..........................................................................................................................
IgCostaNut, I am happy to follow you, and I look forward to seeing Costa Rica through your eyes and your camera. If I can be of any assistance to you from the technical side of it ( photography) simply drop me an email. I am willing to share what knowledge I possess with others.


LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

so beautiful. excellent capture. thanks for following me! I hope that I can help you to see an amazing Costa Rica. I am just now learning to shoot macro. Maybe you can give me some tips occasionally

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Nice spot! Please consider adding this beauty to my mission, Moths of the Americas:

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841...

Thanks so much!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Glad I came across this spotting. It helped me ID one of my own! Thanks!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

I have wanted to find one for a while. I love these. So cool! Great job!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks Eric, it was quite a challenge to get a nice sharp photo of this moth in flight, mainly due to its smaller size.

williefromwi
Spotted by
williefromwi

Merton, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2011
Submitted on May 16, 2012

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