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Snowberry Clearwing

Hemaris diffinis

Description:

Massive, clear winged moth with yellow and black banding on thorax, similar to bees.

Habitat:

lawn, flowering plants

Notes:

While not the most technically strong picture I have ever taken, this fellow did not sit still for very long. At first I thought he was a humming bird when he zipped into my yard, then an odd bee. But the long proboscis probing my "butterfly bush" convinced me otherwise. A look through my trusty Peterson Field Guide to Moths helped me with the ID.

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Zanesville, Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.96, Long: -82.01

Spotted on Aug 19, 2012
Submitted on Aug 22, 2012

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