Thursday, May 10, 2007
05.10.07 SITTING STILL
We most often see this moth buzzing from flower to flower, its wings just a blur of motion. It hovers before each flower to feed and is very often mistaken for a hummingbird. This moth is Hemaris thysbe, the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth. Note its green body "fur" and red-colored wings which increase the chance it will be mistaken for a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.