Subject: Bug identification
Location: Newton, IA 50208
October 29, 2012 8:31 am
I live in Newton, Ia. This bug visits my flowerbed every fall. It moves like a hummingbird but has yellow and black stripes. I have tried to take a picture of it for three years. I got lucky this year. I look forward to seeing it each fall. Please let me know what it is at … .
Valerie Barney
Signature: Valerie Barney

Whitelined Hawkmoth

Dear Valerie,
This is a beautiful action photo of a Whitelined Sphinx or Striped Morning Sphinx,
Hyles lineata.  They do resemble a hummingbird in flight.

Location: Iowa

2 Responses to Whitelined Sphinx

  1. Sue Wilson says:

    I have had this same Hummingbird Moth in my front yard and I live in Yuma Arizona. I got some great pictures that I am willing to share.

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