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Snowberry Clearwing Caterpillar

Hemaris diffinis


This caterpillar is a member of the Hawk moths. It has a dark horn that starts with yellow. The head has a row of yellow bumps. The caterpillar is green with a blue green strip down its back and dark surrounding each spiracles (breathing hole).


The larvae feed on plants including honeysuckle, viburnum, hawthorn, snowberry, cherry, and plum. This one is on a honeysuckle.

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athompson991279 10 years ago

Thats very cool! I love that name!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

:D Awesome!

gatorfellows 10 years ago

This caterpillar was on a different Honeysuckle. We have several vines in the yard and the one with the egg and Snowberry laying them was just a couple of days ago. I will be lookin in a few days to see if I can find any hatched eggs. I am trying to document as many stages of instars on my host plants as I can find. Managed a good set for the Fritillary, Pipevine and Black Swallowtails - egg to chrysalis. Just need time and luck.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Are those the ones you just took pictures of the egg?

MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Wow! Fantastic capture!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

nice series!

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 19, 2012
Submitted on Jun 21, 2012

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