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Hummingbird moth
Photo Credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org Hummingbird moth 2
Photo Credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

Hummingbird moths
Hemaris thysbe,
H. diffinis
Size: ¾ to 1 inch long (1 ½ to 2 ¼ in wingspan)

Where/When: Visits a variety of perennials during the day. Active from May to July.

Significance: Visits flowers to feed on nectar. Does not harm plants.
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