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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hemaris thysbe

Description:

Daytime moth and common pollinator that feeds in the fashion of a Hummingbird seen feeding on Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

Habitat:

Open and second-growth habitats, gardens, and suburbs - common where ever it can find a nectar source, Prefers plants used in gardens - Phlox, Butterflybush, and Monarda

Notes:

Seen feeding on Monarda 'Raspberry Wine' at South end of Holden Wildflower Garden, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Kirtland, OH

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2 Comments

DianaMainsAllen
DianaMainsAllen 9 years ago

I saw one of these for the first time last year. It was on my hanging petunia plant here in Steep Falls, ME. Neat!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Amazing! Could you add this to my mission, Moths of the Americas? Thanks!
https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/884...

Brian Parsons
Spotted by
Brian Parsons

Kirtland, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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