Whats for supper?
Location: Coal Creek, Queens County, New Brunswick
December 9, 2010 5:24 pm
Hi, I found a Goldenrod Crab Spider on a lilac bush with another bug clasped in its jaws. Is the Goldenrod’s prey a Hummingbird Moth? If so do you know what species it is?
We went back through some old mail today to try to answer a few questions we did not respond to this past month and we came across you awesome photograph. We are guessing that this photo was taken some time before it was submitted because lilacs bloom in the spring. The Crab Spider has captured a much larger Clearwing Moth in the genus Hemaris, and we believe it is the Hummingbird Clearing, Hemaris thysbe. You can compare your image to the photographs posted on the Sphingidae of the Americas Website.