Pollinator ID

Asked August 3, 2019, 2:57 PM EDT

I saw this cool pollinator and wondered what it is? Is it a hummingbird moth, or some type of bee?

Garrett County Maryland insect or spider id beneficial insects and pollinators

1 Response

What a beautiful photo! This is a hummingbird clearwing moth. It is a native insect and, yes, a good pollinator. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=108

Christa