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Snowberry Clearwing hummingbird moth

Hemaris diffinis


The clearwing hummingbird moth is a fascinating animal — a master of disguise with beautiful transparent wings. The meaning of this power animal is associated with the symbolism of light, but also illusion.Hummingbird Moth Hummingbird moth is the common name used for the numerous types of hummingbird moth species which include: Hummingbird Hawk-Moth, Sphinx moth, Common Clearwing Hummingbird moth, Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird moth, Five-Spotted Hawkmoth, and White-Lined Sphinx. Just like the hummingbird, the hummingbird moth’s buzzing and humming sound is created by its rapid wing movement. The next time you spot a hornworm caterpillar munching on your plants, you are looking at a future hummingbird moth.


Edges, fields with flowers. Adults feed actively on flower nectar during the day while hovering at

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ForestDragon 3 years ago

This particular species is also called Snowberry Clearwing Moth. Nice find!

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Spotted on Oct 15, 2019
Submitted on Oct 15, 2019

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