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Pellucid BeeHawk Moth

Cephonodes hylas melanogaster


A bee-like moth with clear wings.


Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.


For its size, this bug is an accomplished flyer, with a very rapid wing beat, though not fast enough to make a buzz sound. Hard to believe it is a moth when you see it fly. It is even capable of hovering in front of a bloom, to take nectar. At 30mm length (measured), a most impressive bug.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

These hummingbird-type moths are so cool; nice capture!

folicallychalled 7 years ago

Jason - Ah, I remember the discussion on this caterpillar about a week ago. I have not seen the caterpillar yet (I don't think). Next target is an in-flight shot :)


Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Great! You got it Dave! I only have the photos of the catterpilar,

LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Oh wow! Nice one Dave :)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 7 years ago

Amazing spot, Dave!

folicallychalled 7 years ago

Thanks for the kind comments :)


Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Super spotting Dave.. nice shot.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago


Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Very Nice...

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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Jun 2, 2013

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