Can you identify this insect?
August 5, 2009
Bees are regular visitor to our Bee Balm flowers. Today we saw what we thought was a small humming bird, but the pictures reveal six legs. It is larger than a bubble bee, and flies like a humming bird. It is August in Wisconsin.
Paul Sanders
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hi Paul,
Diurnal Sphinx Moths in the genus Hemaris are often confused for hummingbirds, hence the common name of Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, Hemaris

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

3 Responses to Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

  1. Zach Rediess says:

    My family and I found one of these today on our front porch in Eau Claire Wisconsin

    • Douglas C says:

      We believe we have A H Bird Clearwing Moth in our back yard…amazing. I have never seen one before…we live in CT

  2. Alanna says:

    I’ve never seen one until today and found your site as I tried to figure out what it was. It’s August in VA. Pretty fascinating bug!

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