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Hummingbird clearwing

Hemaris thysbe

Description:

burgandy and green dayflying moth.

Habitat:

meadows, prairies and where it can find flowers

Notes:

This particular specimen along with a few others where observed playing in the water (engaging in a thermoregulation strategy actually). They would fly about 8 to 12 inches over the surface of a small slow moving stream and then suddenly throw themselves down on the water like doing a belly flop. They would then fly to a nearby perch to rest of "dry off".

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4 Comments

starrance
starrance 7 years ago

Wow...what a good pic

alina
alina 7 years ago

what an amazing moth.. and those wings are really cool. wow

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 7 years ago

I didn't know hummingbird moths were water lovers.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

I love love love hummingbird moth!

TomElliott
Spotted by
TomElliott

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jul 8, 2011
Submitted on Jan 3, 2013

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