More Hawk Moths

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

2 responses to “More Hawk Moths

  1. Steve Snodgrass


    Karin and I have TONS of hummingbird moths visit the flowers in our backyard! I thought they were hummingbirds first, until an actual hummingbird flew in to join them.


  2. Hi Steve,
    Great to hear from you and what a great sight to see the moths and a hummingbird together! I hope mine come back again. Very rarely do I get hummingbirds either. But they both sure are fun to watch.

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