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Hummingbird clearwing

Hemaris thysbe

Aster leafhopper

David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

Aster leafhopper

David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org


Size: 2 inches long (2 - 2 1/4 wingspan)

Description: A stout, yellowish body with mostly clear wings. Sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds because of their flight behavior.

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

Significance: Is a curiosity because of its acrobatic flying. It does not harm plants.

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