1. Any of various diurnal moths of the family Sesiidae, having scaleless transparent wings and a wasplike appearance, some of which are pests of crops.
2. Any of various other similar moths, especially of the family Sphingidae.


(ˈklɪəˌwɪŋ) or

clearwing moth

(Animals) any moth of the family Sesiidae (or Aegeriidae), characterized by the absence of scales from the greater part of the wings. They are day-flying and some, such as the hornet clearwing (Sesia apiformis), resemble wasps and other hymenopterans



any moth of the family Aegeriidae, having transparent, scaleless wings.
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Hummingbird clearwing and snowberry clearwing are two of the most common hummingbird moths in the United States.
Ffridd is an important home to wildlife like the Welsh clearwing moth, birds such as yellowhammer and chough, rare plants such as the lesser butterfly orchid, and important groups of grassland fungi and lichens.
The wings of the Lepidopteran family, Sesiidae, have very few scales, which leave the wings transparent; hence they are known as clearwing moths in the world.
My favourites were a pair of six-belted clearwing moths, rarely found in North Wales, and the most westerly record by 40 miles.
The good news, though, is that Wales is still a UK stronghold for some species, such as the small pearl-bordered fritillary and the Welsh clearwing moth.
In addition to smells and their tales, visitors experience the great hum of life as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and clearwing moths dance and buzz about on brightly colored blossoms amid textured leaves.
One is at all not surprised by the misdeeds of the Zionist mob in Tel Aviv, for the people of Palestine have known suffering for close to a hundred years culminating in tragic massacres of ethnic clearwing from Deir Yassin to Sabra and Shatila and to the slow and systematic annihilation of the people of Gaza.
Suspicions were first aroused in 2005 that the Welsh clearwing moth - not seen on Cannock Chase since 1922 - could be back.
The Welsh Clearwing moth, which makes its home in mature birch trees, has been re-discovered in Cannock after 84 years - the last confirmed sighting at the beautyspot was in 1922.
The Glasswing or Clearwing population is thriving at Stratford Butterfly Farm thanks to this year's dull and gloomy conditions which have suited them perfectly.
A second, the horehound clearwing moth, was imported in 1996.