Hemaris thysbe – Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hodges # 7853

Caterpillar foods: hawthorne, honeysuckle, snowberry, viburnum (Bugguide)

These beautiful day-flying moths really do resemble hummingbirds.  There are three similar species in our area.  This one has pale legs, and the bottom edge of the clear area of the forewings is ragged or uneven – not smooth.

6/20/2005

 

6/20/2005

 

8/27/2005

 

8/17/2008

 

8/17/2008

 

6/29/2013

Hemaris thysbe 6-29-13 1

 

8/2/2014

Hemaris thysbe 8-2-14 1

 

8/8/2014

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