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Hummingbird Clearwing

Hemaris thysbe


This moth is so out of the ordinary for me it caught me off guard when I found it. Its wingspan was about two inches and it's blurry partly because it was warming up. For a little while its wings were shaking somewhat violently and the end of its tail fanned out a little bit.


Warm and humid, at about 7:30 or 8:00 in the evening.


Identified by bayucca. Pictures taken with an iPhone 5.

1 species ID suggestions


restlessblue a year ago

Thank you for the ID, bayucca.

bayucca a year ago

Sphingidae, Macroglossinae, Dilophonotini, Hemaris sp. and Hemaris thysbe.

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.82, Long: -97.42

Spotted on Jun 19, 2017
Submitted on Jun 26, 2017

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