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Re: [OM] IMG: Mating Hummingbird Clearwing Moths

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Mating Hummingbird Clearwing Moths
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 13:42:07 -0500
I think that is why the female is larger, Wayne.  She has to be able to drag him around backwards.

On 9/2/20 1:32 PM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
At 9/2/2020 10:54 AM, Jim wrote:

This pair of Clearwing Moths were flying joined when I first spotted them.  They 
settled on a leaf and continued their mating ritual for several minutes.  The 
larger one is the female of the pair.


Good thing we are adults on this list. :-)
Good capture. Glad you did not disturb the, ahh, mating.
Must be interesting to be able to fly like that.


Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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