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hummingbird moth? - Hemaris diffinis

hummingbird moth? - Hemaris diffinis
Hueston Woods, Preble County, Ohio, USA
July 6, 2008

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Pollinia
First of all, wow wow wow! Nice shot!
Your moth appears to be visiting common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), and I can see the pollinia, one trapped at the bottom of each of her (?) feet (?). Do entomologists even say feet??? Anyhow, the pollinia are little sacs of pollen that wrap around the legs of visiting pollinators, but some visitors are supposedly more effective at transferring the pollen than others. It looks like snowberry clearwing is pretty effective!

actually...
I think you have a Snowberry Clearwing.

 
the hummingbird clearwing
has broader margins of dark scaling at the edges of the hind and forewings.

 
Thanks!
Thank you for the ID! It looks like a match to me!

 
you bet
glad to help

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