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Snowberry clearwing

Hemaris diffinis


Hemaris diffinis, the snowberry clearwing, is a moth of the order Lepidoptera, family Sphingidae. This moth is sometimes called "hummingbird moth" or "flying lobster". Hemaris diffinis is notable for its colorful nicknames. In certain parts of Appalachia, including West Virginia, Hemaris diffinis is known as "hummingbird moth" or "flying lobster". These nicknames are derived from its supposed physical resemblance to other (genetically unrelated) animals. - from Wikipedia

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Maine, USA

Lat: 45.09, Long: -68.91

Spotted on Jul 26, 2016
Submitted on Jul 27, 2016

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