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Snowberry Clearwing Moth Caterpillar

Hemaris diffinis


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.


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


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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31 Comments (1–25)

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Could call it the unicorn caterpillar...super shot

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 10 years ago

Well done and Congratulations!

nexttogone 10 years ago

Very good and clear series! Congratulations!

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and support!

LarryGraziano 10 years ago

lovely, congrats!

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Congratulations Carol!

Congratulations Carol! Another great series :)

MauricioPacheco 10 years ago

Beautiful! Congratulations!

LauraLOVESbirds 10 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 10 years ago

That is a really good picture

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 10 years ago

wow that's amazing

Dragoon 10 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 10 years ago

Congratulations wonderful series :)

ScottHarte 10 years ago

Congrats! lovely spotting

Liam 10 years ago

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

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago


Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 10 years ago

Nicely captured. Well done on SOTD!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Wonderful spotting - congratulations on your newest SOTD!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 10 years ago

Nice spotting .. Congrats Carol!

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Congratulations for another well deserved SOTD !!!

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Congrats Carol !!!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Congratulations Carol

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

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

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago


Hanno Shalaby
Hanno Shalaby 10 years ago

Great shot .. congrats Carol

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

penna, USA

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

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