The hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species of large moth found across temperate regions of Eurasia.It is named for their similarity with hummingbirds, as they feed on nectar of tube-shaped flowers using their long proboscis while hovering in the air; the resemblance is an example of convergent evolution.. However, a few days ago we had what I think was a White-lined Moth(?) Seven rare hummingbirds have wintered in Arkansas, but none regularly. Clearwing (or whatever it's called) at our Hot Lips many, many times and they do sorta, kinda look like a hummer. Their large forewings feature a thick white stripe running from body to wingtip, while the smaller hind wings are bright pink. The mother of this pest is a large moth that hovers like a hummingbird, so a common name is a hummingbird moth or sphinx moth. Hummingbird moths are much smaller at 1-1/2” long. White-lined sphinx moths have many common names including hummingbird moth, hawk moth, or just sphinx moth. The wings of hummingbird moths are clear, with a black or brown border, and are nearly invisible when they fly. Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants to reproduce including animals that assist plants with their reproduction, as well as wind and water. Put up your hummingbird feeders in Arkansas by the middle of March. One obvious difference between the birds and the moths is size. The ruby-throated hummingbird can be 3” long. Baby hummingbirds, however, cannot fly and do not leave their nests until they are nearly adult size. Size: Hummingbird moths are distinctly smaller than hummingbirds, averaging only 1 to 2 inches in body length compared to the more common 3 to 4 inches of most hummingbirds.At first, inexperienced birders may assume that hummingbird moths are baby hummingbirds. A Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird at a feeder in Southern Arkansas, August, 2018 (Photo by and courtesy of S. Edmonds) Two views of a Leucistic Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Galatia, Illinois, August 21, 2013 (Photo by and courtesy of D. Dudley) Sami cynthia (a large silkmoth), Daraspa choerlius (a sphinx moth), and Hemaris thisbe (the Hummingbird Clearwing moth) are all known to host on Viburnums during their caterpillar phase, and overwinter in the leaf litter. Doug Duncan and his family spotted a hummingbird moth in their garden, submitting this photo of the insect enjoying the flowers Sunday afternoon to KY3. Arkansas. Males have a flared “tail” like that of a hovering hummingbird. Hemaris thysbe, the hummingbird clearwing, is a moth of the family Sphingidae (hawkmoths). NOW, that guy looks like a hummer!! If you live in Arizona keep a bunch of hummingbird feeders up year round! Adults may be active any time of the day or night, but are most frequently spotted at dusk. 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. at the Hot Lips. There are … Its wings are transparent with a reddish-brown border. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds arrive in Arkansas the last week of March and depart in the middle of November.