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Have You Seen Any Hummingbird Clearwing Moths?

Posted on Aug 28, 2013

Have You Seen Any Hummingbird Clearwing Moths?

Hummingbird Clearwing Moths (Hemaris thysbe) are nectaring at the same plants that actual hummingbirds are seen at lately. If you think you’re seeing an unusually small hummer in your flower garden, look again. It may be one of these incredible day-flying moths! We tend to think of moths as nocturnal creatures but certain species are active during the day having evolved traits to help them survive and prosper. Many people have reported seeing these imitators in their yards in the last month. We have seen a lot during our field work at places such as the grasslands and fields of the...

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