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Snowberry clearwing moth

Hemaris diffinis


The Snowberry Clearwing Moth is a small hummingbird moth which more closely mimics a large bumblebee rather than a hummingbird.The wings are basically clear, with dark brown to brownish-orange veins, bases and edges. The thorax is golden-brown to dark greenish-brown. The abdomen tends to be dark (black) with 1-2 yellow segments just before the terminal end. These yellow segments are in much sharper contrast to the rest of the abdomen than in somewhat similar species.


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


Adults fly from March to September (two broods) in the south; shorter season in the north.

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1 Comment

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Nice hawkmoth!

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West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 24, 2013

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