Settling in for the evening (?) on my neighbor's fig tree. Anybody know what he is?
You are the smartest folk I know... GardenWalk GardenTalk came up with Clearwing Hummingbird moth, Hemaris thysbe which gave me a starting point. I found a great site called Butterflies and Moths of North America and I think I have identified him as Snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis). See his description here.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) has a great wealth of information gathered by "citizen scientists". Each species attibute page has information for identification, caterpillar host plants, food plants, habitat and range. Since my guy is a little out of his normal range I decided to submit my find for their records. Take a moment and check out their project.