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Hemaris species - Hemaris thysbe - female

Hemaris species - Hemaris thysbe - Female
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
July 24, 2011
When I saw it, I thought this looked like a Hummingbird Clearwing. I had a Snowberry Clearwing in my garden earlier today and it was noticeably smaller. Unfortunately this was the only photo I could get. I know it is a female because after feeding it flew off to my Viburnum bush and laid an egg. Can anyone confirm species?

Moved from ID Request.

Hemaris thysbe image use
Hi Keith,
Yes, you have photographed and posted images of Hemaris thysbe.

I have created and maintain the Sphingidae of the Americas website
and request permission to post your images, credited to you, on pages linked from Sphingidae of Nebraska page at
I am hoping you wil be able to capture/photograph all instars of this
interesting species.

Bill Oehlke at
Please send me a personal email

Will Do.

Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)
I agree - Hummingbird Clearwing - green back, white chest, white legs.

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