Fast beating wings give it the appearance of a small hummingbird but the moth lacks the long beak. The wings are usually transparent (like a fly) which is another indicator that it is not a true bird. It drinks the nectar of many kinds of flowers.
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Common name: Hummingbird Moth
Scientific Name: Hemaris sp.
Adult Size (Length): 40mm to 55mm (1.57in to 2.17in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: brown; yellow; white
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas
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