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Subject: Srtange moth??
Location: Flushing MI 48433
July 25, 2013 6:22 pm
I have a bug/ moth in my patunias. Wondering what it is.
Signature: Mary Weaver

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hi Mary,
This is one of the Clearwing Moths in the genus
Hemaris, most likely the Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe, so called because they are frequently confused for hummingbirds when they are seen hovering in the air nectaring at blossoms.  Hummingbird Moths can fly forward and backward as well as hovering in place, just like their namesake.  You can read more about the Hummingbird Moth on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Flushing, Michigan

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