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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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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.

Habitat: Rural garden

    comments (6)

  1. Wondering if you knew this very fun fact: this moth can't hear. Posted one month ago
    1. Interesting! I did know that some insects can hear while others can't. Maybe being diurnal is a factor in why this moth can't hear (it doesn't have to worry about predation by bats). Posted one month ago
  2. Pretty bb! I love this genus so much! Posted one month ago
    1. Me too <3 Posted one month ago
  3. Excellent catch, given how fluttery they can be! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you, they are definitely quick! Posted one month ago

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''Hemaris thysbe'', commonly known as the Hummingbird Clearwing, is a moth of the Sphingidae family.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Aug 3, 2020. Captured Aug 2, 2020 09:03 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO125
  • 100mm