Saturday, June 27, 2015

Snowberry Clearwing and Hummingbird Clearwing

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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31 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, cool shots of both the Clearwings and the Amberwing. The butterflies are all beautiful. Lovely post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post today. Have a happy weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely selection of critters today. Have a lovely weekend

TexWisGirl said...

a wonderful selection of winged beauties!

Ela said...

Oh my goodness,fantastic images of winged beauties !!!
Have a happy weekend !

Andy said...

Nice collection!
Thanks for coming by too.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That was a great bit about the brush-footed butterflies.

I love the clearwings, it looks like they are using Batesian mimicry to resemble bees.

Gayle said...

Never knew of clear wings.

Cloudia said...

Some mighty fine critters you got there!



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Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I really need to keep my eye out for more butterflies here. So far I have only seen the swallowtail butterfly. I can't believe all of the little butterflies you have around here. That is very special,

orchid Miyako said...

Hello, OMG!!! What Amazing photographs of 'Clearwings an Amberwing'☆☆☆ I've never seen hummingbird, your beautiful pictures really made me feel wish to see one♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Gilly said...

Beautiful butterflies! Ours are a bit sparse here!

Hannah said...

I really enjoyed your butterfly photos, I don't get to see Hummingbird Clearwings here, I was fascinated by them as a child. I love skippers like the Duskywing, the ones here are more friendly than other butterflies. It seems the moths dominate here on the west coast, there are many gorgeous Tiger moths here that I occasionally get to see. I don't think any of yours live out here.

Debbie said...

the hummingbird month is a REAL TREAT....i have only seen one once!!!!

Rajesh said...

Very pretty flowers.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of nature photos ~ love the hummingbird!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Magia da Inês said...

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Passei para uma visita.
Fotos maravilhosas, como sempre.

Ótimo domingo! Boa semana!
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Phil Slade said...

Each one of those insects is quite beautiful and striking. i really must try harder to appreciate and learn about our bugs and insects. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us dummies.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love all the insect photos, especially the hummingbird moth!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh what great shots. I really enjoyed seeing them. I took pics of a butterfly garden on Thursday. I hope to share this week. Thanks for stopping and seeing the 'sweet dogs'! Have a great week.

Al said...

Very pretty creatures and great images.

Jim H. said...

Remarkable stuff! Really.

lina@happy family said...

Admire your shots. Love them all.
Thanks for dropping by :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous butterflies! They're always a joy to see. Have a great week!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, pretty collection, love them.

Mama Zen said...

Excellent captures!

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the insects in action! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Andy said...

I thought I left a comment here. Guess not. Well now this one! :)
Nice collection of butterflies too.

NatureFootstep said...

I love the hummingbird clearwing. I have seen a similar one once.

I see you found a new meme, had t ocheck it out :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Such a wonderful season!!!!!

Sharon Wagner said...

Nice shots of our fluttery friends.

Bethany Carson said...

Love the butterflies and the hummingbird clearwing! Nice selection of shots!