13 thoughts on “Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe)

    • They are speedy for sure. This clump of bee balm is right by my back door so I had the opportunity to get lots of shots and pick the best out of those. We had bumble bee moths (Snowberry clearwing/Hemaris diffinis) visit as well but I couldn’t get a clear shot of any of those.

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    • Thanks. I wish I could take credit but they started growing in the garden on their own (probably from seeds spread by birds). They are lovely and they’re a great draw for bees, butterflies, moths etc.


  1. We were lucky enough to have one of these visit a few years back! It was the first time I heard of them and we had a heck of a time identifying it. We had some strange search terms trying to figure it out, lol!! Yes, the photo is gorgeous!

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