Barb Brookbank (2010-06-08)
I photographed a hemaris thysbe at Jackfish Lake feeding on our lilac bush - I have some terrific photos. June 5/2010.
Phyllis Kocuipchyk (2010-06-21)
I think we saw this hummingbird at Emerson Lakes in the Sundance provincial park this weekend. It was darting from dandelion to dandelion flower, we did get afew pictures but nothing clear of the wings as they were moving too fast.
Mark Stevens (2012-04-30)
I found a Hemaris Thysbe cocoon in my yard in Pueblo, Colorado under some old bark. I have had in all winter in a bowl with some grass on top of my fridge. It moves a bit from time to time so I know it's alive. I will put the bowl outside soon so it can fly away when it's ready to come out.
I live in Didsbury Alberta and saw my first clearwing sipping nectar, but what I saw had a white body with a black "pinstripe" along each side. I couldn't see anything of the wings they moved so fast, only able to get an idea as to wing shape. Turned out there were 2 of these beauties gracing my yard. Can anyone tell me what kind of moth this is please? This siting was Oct. 6th. Body size was approx. 2 inches long.
Gary Anweiler (2012-10-17)
Some of our sphinx moths do have a black and white body...check the image on the Sphinx vashti page. There are a number of other moths that also visit flowers, and more information would be needed to be able to identify the moth you saw.
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