Hummingbird or Insect?

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According to the Connecticut Audubon Society this is a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth. We see these interesting insects collecting nectar around the garden. They are large for an insect and small for a hummingbird. The lunch al fresco debate has been resolved.

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To be fair, the little legs that are visible in the photos were not visible to the naked eye and the wings move so quickly they are a blur. In the photo we can see why they are called “clearwing”.

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