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Snowberry Clearwing Moth Caterpillar

Hemaris diffinis

Description:

Family Sphingidae, Subfamily Macroglossinae (small sphinx moths) Caterpillar is approximately 2 inches long. Green with black spiracles (breathing holes) and a black and yellow horn at the end of its abdomen. Feeds on honeysuckle, snowberry, cherry and plum to name a few.

Habitat:

Open woodlands/lawn edge. Common and found throughout the United States.

Notes:

What luck! For my 800th spot. This one has my name in it. SNOW. LOL I have yet to see the adult of this unique caterpillar.

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36 Comments (1–25)

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Could call it the unicorn caterpillar...super shot

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 6 years ago

Well done and Congratulations!

nexttogone
nexttogone 6 years ago

Very good and clear series! Congratulations!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and support!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

lovely, congrats!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Congratulations Carol!

Congratulations Carol! Another great series :)

MauricioPacheco
MauricioPacheco 6 years ago

Beautiful! Congratulations!

LauraLOVESbirds
LauraLOVESbirds 6 years ago

Great shot and clarity! I think I had the adult moth in my (Virginia) backyard last weekend. I posted 4-5 photos of it on my spottings page. -Happy photographing!

jimmy76
jimmy76 6 years ago

That is a really good picture

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 6 years ago

wow that's amazing

Dragoon
Dragoon 6 years ago

Wow! Such an amazing creature. I'm so proud to have it in my mission; this really shows off the point of the Pennsylvania mission; there is so many exciting animals in a state that could be considered naturally placid on first look!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Congratulations wonderful series :)

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 6 years ago

Congrats! lovely spotting

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Cool! I had no idea they looked like this when they were young.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

SSWWEETT!!!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 6 years ago

Nicely captured. Well done on SOTD!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting - congratulations on your newest SOTD!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Nice spotting .. Congrats Carol!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations for another well deserved SOTD !!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Congrats Carol !!!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Congratulations Carol

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

This is lovely! Congratulations on your 800 th spotting as well as SOTD!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Congratulations,,,,

Hanno Shalby
Hanno Shalby 6 years ago

Great shot .. congrats Carol

penna, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.61

Spotted on Aug 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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