Subject: bug or bee
Location: Belleville, PA in a flower garden
July 28, 2014 4:20 pm
This bug flies like a bee, it is all around my flowers and acts like a bee. I have never saw it until this year. It is yellow, then green, then black. Sometimes the yellow and green are reversed.
You need an extremely fast shutter speed, in excess of 1/1000 second, to freeze the wings of this Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe, a diurnal species of Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae. Another member of the genus, Hemaris diffinis, is smaller and is called the BumbleBee Moth.