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Can you identify this insect
Location:  Beallsville,MD
August 14, 2010 7:10 pm
The insect in the photo hovers at the flowers and drinks the nectar, much like a hummingbird. This photo was taken in Maryland in July, 2010

Snowberry Clearwing

Hi Eddie,
This moth is a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth,
Hemaris thysbe.  It is frequently mistaken for a hummingbird.

correction re Hummingbird Clearwing
August 14, 2010 9:50 pm
the photos today (Aug. 14th) that you ID’ed as Snowberry Clearwing actually appear to be Hemaris thysbe, often called a Hummingbird Clearwing.  According to BugGuide.net, the correct binomial for Snowberry Clearwing is Hemaris diffinis.
It’s the one without the combo of rust and light green.  Thanks for maintaining your site, it must be a lot of work!
regards, Dave Fallow in Madison WI

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2 Responses to Hummingbird Clearwing

  1. linda schmit says:

    Hummingbird Clearing Moth. I have found the moth in my my garden.I live in Waukesha County,
    Wisconsin. If anyone has more info on this moth I would like it. Thank You.
    This is a very BUSY MOTH thank you. I hope someone has Info??

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