moth of the Sphingidae
(hawkmoth) family. Coloration varies between individuals, but typically
the moth is olive green and burgundy on its back, and white or yellow
and burgundy on the underside. Its wings are transparent with a reddish
brown border. It has light colored legs, which combined with the lack of
striping on the underside is diagnostic. Beating its wings rapidly, H. thysbe
hovers to collect nectar from a variety of flowers. The combination of
its appearance and its behavior commonly leads to it being confused with
a hummingbird or bumblebee."
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