Day 207: Moth-Snowberry Clearwing - July 26. This moth, like a Hummingbird moth is a member of the Sphinx moth family. Like hummingbirds, these moths hover over a flower with rapidly beating wings to gather nectar from the flower. There seems to be disagreement about whether the moths are simply variable colorings and markings of the sphinx moth or if there are actually different species within that family. Typically, those called Hummingbird clearwings have lighter legs and more red in their bodies and the edges of the wings. When the moths first hatch, the wings are a dark color but as they begin to fly, the scales fall off leaving a clear wing with dark borders and veins.