After I saw the very cool White Lined Sphinx Moth last week in my backyard, I heard from my mom and other family members that they too were seeing similar Hummingbird Moths in Michigan. My mom was able to get a picture of this Hummingbird Clearwing Moth (Hemaris thysbe) feeding in her backyard.
I am just fascinated by these great pollinators and I’m amazed I have never seen one before. Or at least I don’t think I’ve seen any of these before. Maybe I was seeing them and just though it was a hummingbird, or a giant bumblebee if it was another type of Hummingbird Moth (Snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)). I will definitely be keeping my eyes open because these guys are really worth finding and watching.
Have you been seeing them in your garden? Which ones?
photos by Peggy