Broad-bordered Clearwing Moth, Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth (Hemaris fuciformis)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Sphingidae (SFIN-gi-dee) (Info)
Genus: Hemaris
Species: fuciformis

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Coushatta, Louisiana
Lima, Ohio
Fort Worth, Texas

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On Jul 13, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

A day-flying moth, with a fast and strong flight. It hums loudly when it flies. Superficially, in flight, it seems similar to a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, but the colouring is very different.
It feeds at tubular flowers such as honeysuckle.