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Hemaris thysbe (common clear-wing)

Wikipedia Abstract

Hemaris thysbe, or the Hummingbird Clearwing, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It lives in Alaska and the Northwest Territories south through British Columbia to Oregon; east through the Great Plains and the Great Lakes area to Maine and Newfoundland; south to Florida and Texas. Adults are frequently mistaken for hummingbirds or bees because of their fast-moving wings and coloration. They have a two inch wingspan.
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Prey / Diet

Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[1]
Rubus laciniatus (Cutleaf Evergreen Blackberry)[1]
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)[1]
Symphoricarpos albus (common snowberry)[2]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)[1]
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood)[2]
Viburnum lentago (nanny-berry)[2]
Viburnum nudum (possumhaw)[2]
Viburnum opulus (European cranberrybush)[2]
Crataegus viridis (desert hawthorn)[1]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[1]


Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[1]
Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[1]
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal)[1]
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)[1]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[1]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[1]
Proctacanthus milbertii[3]
Pterostichus melanarius (Common black ground beetle)[1]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[1]
Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch)[1]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[1]
Terrapene carolina (Florida Box Turtle)[1]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[1]


Mimic of 
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)[1]
Crataegus viridis (desert hawthorn)[1]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[1]


Pollinator of 
Cirsium altissimum (tall thistle)[4]
Cirsium discolor (field thistle)[4]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaved purple coneflower)[4]
Geranium erianthum (woolly geranium)[4]
Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells)[4]
Monarda fistulosa (mintleaf beebalm)[4]
Phlox divaricata (wild blue phlox)[4]
Polemonium reptans (Greek valerian)[4]
Psoralea onobrychis (French-grass)[4]
Rubus laciniatus (Cutleaf Evergreen Blackberry)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)[1]
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw)[4]



Species recognized by Wing, P., , LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology 2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 3Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg) 4Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA.
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