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Clearwing moth, Hemaris thysbe

Clearwing moth is often referred to as a hummingbird moth. This one was feeding on a bee balm flower. These moths hover near flowers, much like an avian hummingbird, and then extend their lengthy proboscis into the flower to extract nectar. These moths are active during the day, not night, like many other moths.

TAGS: Feeding, Massachusetts

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Dedham, Massachusetts, United States of America
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© Michael Ross.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 6, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f13
ISO: ISO200
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