Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1266880

Slender clearwing
Hemaris gracilis

Observation date: August 08, 2020
Submitted by: isortiz0113
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mark Wheeler
Verified date: February 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: Could easily be H. thysbe also. Would need clearer photo of the small "window" at the front of the forewing and/or the legs and/or a lateral view of the abdomen. See https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Hemaris-gracilis. Difficult to do that without capturing these very active moths!
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Oakland County