Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

  Sighting 1003915

Observation date: August 29, 2014
Submitted by: Dave Webb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to porch light in rural residential neighborhood dominated by hardwoods (liriodendron, maple, oak, sweet gum).
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: February 16, 2015
Coordinator notes: <i>Diathrausta reconditalis</i> and <i>D. harlequinalis</i> cannot be distinguished reliably from photos.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Harford County