My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #80 and Andyslens' Weekend Butterfly #03:
This is a better picture of a Snowberry Clearwing than my previous attempt, enjoying the wild sweet pea flowers.
And here is a Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe on my sister's Purple Verbena:
"The Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is very small, reaching a total length of no more than 25 mm."
These are Horace's Duskywings. (Unless they're some other kind of Duskywing!)
These last two are good examples of brush-footed butterflies (KCS has a nice explanation at this post). Here's a Common Wood-Nymph, Cercyonis pegala:
Last but not least, a Pearl Crescent, Phyciodes tharos:
Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions (especially if you want to see those brush feet!).
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