|Additional Lepidoptera Information
Types of Moths
Types of Butterflies
The White-lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata) in the picture provides another example of hummingbird moth diversity and color.
Hummingbird moth diversity translates into their occupying a variety of areas across the United States, from fields and forests to residential gardens.
Unlike the nocturnal habits of many moth species, hummingbird moths are day moths that enjoy the sunshine and flowers.
Like all Sphinx moths, they are characterized by stout bodies that taper at the end. Their wings are a colorful pink and brown mix, with a distinct white line across the wings and white lines along the thorax.
The tail at the end of the hummingbird moth caterpillar also catches the eye.
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