Saturday, August 6, 2011
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
The nurseryman explained that it is called a hummingbird or clearwing moth . After researching it as soon as I arrived home, I learned that it is a Holarctic genus of sphinx moth also called Hemaris. There are 17 species and 4 of those fly in North America. Fascinating! How did I get to be 64 years old and never have seeone of these before? Maybe I just wasn't observant enough. From now on I will keep a look out for the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth!