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Snowberry Clearwing Caterpillar

Hemaris diffinis

Description:

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).

Habitat:

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

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6 Comments

athompson991279
athompson991279 9 years ago

Thats very cool! I love that name!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

:D Awesome!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 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 9 years ago

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

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow! Fantastic capture!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice series!

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Denton, Texas, USA

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

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