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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth Appearance is variable. The thorax is olive in color dorsally and pale yellow ventrally. The abdomen is dark burgundy dorsally and ventrally with light olive/dark golden patches dorsally. Wings are mostly clear with reddish brown terminal borders.<br />
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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Appearance is variable. The thorax is olive in color dorsally and pale yellow ventrally. The abdomen is dark burgundy dorsally and ventrally with light olive/dark golden patches dorsally. Wings are mostly clear with reddish brown terminal borders.

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth - Hemaris thysbe Appearance is variable. The thorax is olive in color dorsally and pale yellow ventrally. The abdomen is dark burgundy dorsally and ventrally with light olive/dark golden patches dorsally. Wings are mostly clear with reddish brown terminal borders.<br />
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    comments (4)

  1. Holy ****, is there something you cannot do?
    World class shot, seriously.
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks so much! It was a lucky shot for sure! Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
  2. Fantastic shot! So hard to catch these in flight I have tried and failed on many occasions. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Claire! I fail shooting them more often than not, but this one wasn't as fast as usual :) Posted one year ago, modified one year ago

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''Hemaris thysbe'', commonly known as the Hummingbird Clearwing, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. Coloration varies between individuals, but typically the moth is 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. It has light colored legs, which combined with the lack of striping on the underside is diagnostic. Beating its wings rapidly, ''H. thysbe'' hovers to collect nectar from a variety of flowers... more

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Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Feb 4, 2018. Captured Aug 21, 2017 14:49 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm