Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on Smooth Phlox, July 25, 2014

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth photographed on Smooth Phlox, Phlox glaberrima interior in Waukesha Wisconsin. Photographs were taken on July 25, 2014.


Name: Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, Hemaris thysbe




The yellow coated proboscis (needle-like mouth part), remains coiled up until it is needed. It is yellow in color from all the nectar from inside the blooms.




Falling nectar!