Don’t you love it when people bug you?
July 22, 2010
I have never seen this bug before but I am sure you have??? It
is about 1/3 longer than a bumblebee and the same color but its wings
are different and go about 1,000 times a second. The pic shows it with
These pics were taken July 17,2010o, in Lawrenceville,GA
Thanks. Have a great day,
There are three moths in the genus Hemaris that Bill Oehlke lists as ranging in Georgia, and they all look similar and we sometimes have difficulty distinguishing them from one another. We are going to take a bit of artistic license and say that your individual is a Bumblebee Moth or Snowberry Clearwing, Hemaris diffinis, based on comparisons with the images posted to Bill Oehlke’s excellent website. We are also amused that you have a photo of the Bumblebee Moth with a Bumble Bee for comparison.