This picture was taken by one of Expert’s Service Pros. We were not entirely sure what it was since we do not typically receive calls for this insect. We thought it was perhaps another type of bee, but found out that it is for good reason we do not receive calls on this insect, it is a Hummingbird Moth. It mimics the flight and feeding patterns of a hummingbird but is actually a moth.
We were able to find some valuable information here.
We figure that this particular species is the Snowberry Clearwing. It has beautiful yellow and black contrast and clear wings. In the northeast, the hummingbird moth typically will mate one time per year, with the young staying hidden during the winter months with adults emerging in the spring. The eggs are laid under the leaves of specific plants that provide ample food for the larva. the larva or caterpillar for these moths have a horn at the end of its body.
If you see one of these pollinating in your garden, don’t be alarmed! It’s a wonderful Hummingbird Moth!