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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hemaris thysbe

Description:

Stout body, olive to golden-green on backside of thorax, yellowish underneath, dark burgundy on the abdomen; forewings & hindwings have large unscaled, clear areas bordered to the edges with dark brown scales & with dark scales along veins.

Habitat:

Milkweed patch next to a lake.

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6 Comments

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 2 years ago

Thank you Lauren, they are tricky little guys to get.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

What a marvelous photo! Its so hard to get these while flying!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 2 years ago

Thank you very much Neil, Michael & Tukup

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Such an awesome moth. Great spotting, Greg.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Very cool. Have not seen a clear wing before.

Tukup
Tukup 2 years ago

Another great catch Greg. Thanks.

Greg Shchepanek
Spotted by
Greg Shchepanek

Québec, Canada

Spotted on Jul 7, 2019
Submitted on Jul 17, 2019

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