Hummingbird Clearwing

Hemaris thysbeHummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe

This morning I found another moth that could be mistaken for a hummingbird. It’s name is very helpful since not only does it look like a hummingbird but it has clear wings. The moth is sucking nectar from a Prairie Blazing Star. There are hundreds of these plants in full bloom on the prairie now.

Tomorrow is the PGT Butterfly walk. It starts at 10 AM at the PGT visitor Center and will be lead by butterfly expert Donna Brunet. The walk is free and open to the public. Please email us if you plan to attend.

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