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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hemaris thysbe

Description:

Large moth with chunky, furry body. "Clear" wings are due to patches of wing which lack scales. Day-flying moth sometimes confused with hummingbirds - hence the common name.

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12 Comments

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Fabulous shot, florida33girl! I can never seem to get a decent photo of them, they're always moving around so much!

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 6 years ago

amaaazing!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Beautiful.

catgrin
catgrin 9 years ago

Such beautiful colors!

BenjiSun
BenjiSun 9 years ago

they're nicknamed Flying Shrimp in Hong Kong, what a stunning specimen. thank you for sharing this photo!

Sandy
Sandy 9 years ago

Nice

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great capture! Well done!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

This is a fantastic photo! Can you share what shutter speed and ISO you used?

cormoros75
cormoros75 9 years ago

Perfect capture

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

Wonderful!!

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

beautiful,congratulations

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 9 years ago

Beautiful spot, captured so clearly

florida33girl
Spotted by
florida33girl

Tampa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 22, 2009
Submitted on Jan 24, 2012

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