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Clearwing moth? which one
Location: Chester New Jersey
July 30, 2011 8:56 am
Is this a Clearwing Snowberry or a clearwing Humingbird.
I think it is a Snowberry but Iam not very good at this
thanks
Don Christian
Signature: Don Christian

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hi Don,
In our opinion, this is a Hummingbird Clearwing, and we are basing that on the light legs and the coloration of the back of the insect.  The best place to identify Sphinx Moths is the Sphingidae of the Americas website, then go to Sphingidae of the United States, and you can categorize by state, and by going the the New Jersey sightings, you will learn that there are three different species of diurnal Sphinxes in the genus
Hemaris that have been reported in New Jersey.  We believe this diurnal sphinx most closely resembles Hemaris thysbe, the Hummingbird Clearwing.

Hummingbird Clearwing

 

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