Date: 7/30/17 4:38 pm
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Re: hummingbird moth
Both species of hummingbird moths common in Massachusetts (hummingbird
clearwing and snowberry clearwing) are related to tomato hornworms, but
tomato hornworms are the larval form of the five-spotted hawk moth.
Hummingbird moths and the five-spotted hawk moth are members of the sphinx
moth family.

C. Fisher
Lee, NH

On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 6:55 PM, Peter Trull <petrull...> wrote:

> The Clear-winged Sphinx *Hemaris thysbe *is a widespread nectaring moth.
> The big green tomato hornworm caterpillar is the larval stage of this
> moth. Adult moths are frequently seen in numbers on butterfly bush, which
> has recently been determined as an invasive species.
> Peter Trull
> Brewster
> <petrull...>
> *From:* G M ARCHAMBAULT <gm72125...>
> *Sent:* Sunday, July 30, 2017 6:21 PM
> *To:* Daan Sandee <sandee...> ; <massbird...>
> *Subject:* Re: [MASSBIRD] Re: hummingbird moth
> I'm curious about Daan's photo, since I happened to be watching my own
> video of apparently the same species of Hemaris moth in Ethiopia, so I
> checked and they appear to be identical in the abdomen pattern. As far as
> I know, this species is an Old World species. There are about 2 dozen
> Hemaris moth species worldwide, with 4 or 5 reported from North America,
> but I am not sure which species is in Daan's photo. Daan, can you verify
> this photo was taken in Massachusetts? Thanks. Does anyone on this
> listserv have any expertise or intel re the Hemaris group? Thank you. -Ken
> Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama
> On Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:41 PM, Daan Sandee <sandee...> wrote:
> handheld, out of the kitchen window.
> Posted to Massbird, with a "Subject: New ABA species ?"
> That was in 2007.
> Daan Sandee
> Gloucester, MA
> <ssndee...>

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