July 05, 2008

What kind of insect is this?

We have seen this guy a lot here lately, but can't figure him out. He has two sets of clear wings (that are very hard to see in these pictures because they are moving so fast), a wide furry body, six legs, antennae, and drinks nectar through a proboscis. And he has no stinger that we can see. Is he a moth with bee coloring for a defense mechanism?? Please help us!

ANSWER: Amy from the Five in a Row Forum had the answer! It's a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth. Thank you, Amy!

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