Is this a clearwing moth
Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 2:26 PM
Took this photo in northeastern Illinois. I believe that it is a clearwing moth, but I do not know what type.
northeastern Illinois near Chicago
We are happy to see that you figured out how to send the photo before we had a chance to respond. We believe this is a Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe, but there are closely related species in the genus Hemaris that sometimes confuse us. You can find lots of great information and photos on Bill Oehlke’s excellent website.