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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hemaris thysbe


Family: Sphingidae, Subfamily: Macroglossinae. (Small Sphinx Moths) TL: 25-30 mm. Wingspan: 51 mm. A common clearwing moth with mostly transparent wings with jagged chestnut borders and veins. Thorax is light brown. Dark chestnut abdomen has yellowish segment at base.Hosts and adult food: Honeysuckle, snowberry, cherry and plum. Diurnal.


Fields, Meadows Woodlands edges, yards.

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1 Comment

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

You are so lucky having all of these beautiful moths near you Carol! :-)

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 22, 2013

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