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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

The Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe) varies in coloration, but is often olive green and burgundy on its back, and white or yellow and burgundy on the underside. Its wings are transparent with a reddish-brown border. The feet are also reddish-brown. It is similar to the Snowberry Clearwing Moth.

It is sometimes called a "Hummingbird Moth" due to its ability to dark quickly from flower to flower, and to hover over nectar sources. It is common in the eastern United States, and parts of Canada.

It flies during the daylight much like the other hummingbird moths, but it may also continue to fly into the evening hours.

Wing Span: 1.5 - 2.25 inches ... Length: 1.5 inches

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe)
Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)