clearwing hummingbird moth

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You’re probably wondering why I had to take so many pictures of this clearwing hummingbird moth (Hemaris thysbe) that visited my monarda this morning. I’ve never seen one here before so it was pretty exciting!

Me: [sits you down]

Me: Look. Listen. I have something to tell you. I really, REALLY love moths. I really love them. I mean, have you ever seen a clearwing moth or a hummingbird moth? Did you know that larger moths don’t even have mouth parts, and don’t eat because their lives are so delicate, brief, and poignant? Some moths even mimic wasps. How clever is that? Moths are so good and pure… hey, pal, thanks for listening. I really appreciate it. I just needed to get that off my chest.