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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hemaris thysbe


Family: Sphingidae, Subfamily: Macroglossinae. (Small Sphinx Moths) TL: 25-30 mm. Wingspan: 50 mm. Strictly diurnal. Mostly transparent wings have jagged chestnut borders and veins. Thoarx is unifrmly light brown. Dark chestnut abdomen has yellowish segments at base. hosts: Honeysuckle, snowberry, hawthorn, cherry and plum. Adults feeds on same. Unknown weed/flower.


Small meadow near my house, but different location than my other clearwing spots.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

I was just going to make the same comment as Kranti! Great shot!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 8 years ago

awesome series ! all are amazing shots ....loved the third one it also has a hover fly :)

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2013
Submitted on Jul 25, 2013

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