Mix & Match Moths

Winged window panes

Winged window panes

Looking like a fuzzy experiment in genetics, these Hummingbird clearwing moths (Hemaris thysbe) are true to their name. With transparent panes on their wings, they hovered like hummingbirds while drinking in milkweed nectar instead of taking the more leisurely approach of a sit-down meal.

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