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Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Hemaris diffinis


Family: Sphingidae. Subfamily: Macroglossinae. (Small Sphinx Moths). TL: 22-30 mm. Wingspan: 37-50 mm. A common clearwing with transparent FW that has a thin black border with a smooth inner edge. Apical spot and stripe along inner margin are orange. Cream-colored thorax has a brown or black dorsal stripe. Blackish abdomen has a broken yellow band near tip. Bumble bee mimic. Hosts: Snowberry, dogbane and honeysuckle. Adults will feed on their larval plants.


Meadows, yards, fields, woods-edges wherever good source is found.


2nd one spotted in a different area of my yard.

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dotun55 8 years ago

Very elusive moth! How did manage?

HarumKoh 8 years ago

nice shots!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 22, 2013

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