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Hummingbird moths

Hemaris thysbe, H. diffinis

Hummingbird moth

David Cappaert, Michigan State University,

Hummingbird moth 2

David Cappaert, Michigan State University,

Size: 3/4 - 1 inch long (1 1/2 - 2 1/4 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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