Monday, July 06, 2009

Snowberry Clearwing

I have been looking for the Clearwings.


While outside this afternoon checking the zucchini
I saw a Snowberry Clearwing fly into the butterfly bush.


I am so happy to see her!

It is summertime


and the Clearwings are flying.
Happy Macro Monday!

14 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Another marvelous macro monday Sherry. I love seeing these beautiful creatures out and about. I haven't seen one here yet.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....the clearwing is beautiful....I have not seen this lovely creature before. What are their favourite flowers and what is their host plant?

I love the way that you have captured her....so clear and detailed.....it gives us all a wonderful insight into the beauty of the creatures that inhabit your space......

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I haven't seen them here yet and I've been watching for them.

Great pictures! They are so difficult to photograph!

marmee said...

what a beautiful creature your clearwing is. i would have been very happy too...to have caught sight of her. summertime is full of bugs and flying things...such a great time to observe.

scienceguy288 said...

I always find those creatures to be rather strange looking. They seem to be a strange mixture of bird and insect.

Jules and Ken said...

Great photos of the clearwings, enjoyed your Sunday Safari photos too but then again I enjoy all your photos.
We'll have to start watching for the clearwings, our butterfly bush hasn't started to bloom yet but won't be long.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Beautifully composed photos with a captivating subject!! Is the clearwing what some people call a hummingbird bee? It looks like something I've seen before but didn't know it's 'real name'.

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, Sherry! I've never seen one of these other than on blogs--are these similar to the hummingbird moths?

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
The Snowberry Clearwing Moth has a few host plants. One is the snowberry bush. They also will use blue star.
They seem to be attracted to the Butterfly bush for nectaring. They are small and often mistaken for a Bumble bee....
I now am looking for the Hummingbird Moth. They are bigger and are about the size of a small Hummingbird.
I am very, very happy to see the Clearwings.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Rose,
The Snowberry Clearwings are a little bit smaller than the Hummingbird Moths. They do look very similiar. Snowberries look more like large Bumble bees.
I am so pleased to have them in the backyard! This morning I took my coffee out to the small garden I saw them in yesterday, hoping they would be there. Sure enough there she was...joy!
Sherry

easygardener said...

I first saw a Hummingbird Moth in Greece last year. I hadn't realised there were other moths that flew in the same manner. Fascinating creatures - very zippy movers!

Tammie Lee said...

you have captured her wonderfully!

Wendy said...

Oh, so lovely! I've seen clearwings before, and hadn't known the name. You capture them so perfectly!
Yes, it is summertime. A time of great joy and passion! I am happy to walk this path with you, my friend.
Namaste

lisaschaos said...

She IS magnificent! You caught some great action shots!