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Moth?
Location: Northern Virginia
April 5, 2011 12:15 pm
I took this photo last year in the Leesburg area of Virginia.
What I found odd about this ”bug” is that it flew like a humming bird. Very fast wings and it would hover over flowers and drink from them.
Can you tell me what this is?
Signature: AZ

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hi AZ,
This is a Hummingbird Clearwing, one of several diurnal Sphinx Moths that are often confused for hummingbirds.  You can see the Sphingidae of the Americas website for additional information.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Virginia

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