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Hummingbird Moth

Hemaris thysbe


They can grow to be 2 inches long. They have an olive-green body with red bands across their abdomen; their wings are mostly clear. tThey have tuffs of hairs on their body. they have a needle like mouth-part called a proboscis to eat. The proboscis stays coiled up until it approaches a flower. It then uncoils to dip deep into a flower for nectar.


Fields, gardens and water edges.


Predators include birds, mantids, spiders,bats and other moth-caterpillar eaters. I love watching them. Every year they eat off my butterfly bush, and I am always excited to see them.

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LindaGuastamachio 6 years ago

I just read that the Longhorn caterpiller is the pupua of a Sphinx moth.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Aug 2, 2011
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

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