Tag Archives: Hummingbird clearwing moth

Transparency in hoverment

Following along a meadow path, this Hummingbird clearwing moth flitted from flower to pale purple flower — ironweed, I think — taking a sip or two from each one as it went. (Earlier post about two such moths.)

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Mix & Match Moths

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 … Continue reading

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