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Snowberry clearwing moth

Hemaris diffinis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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!

AngelaReneaLawson
Spotted by
AngelaReneaLawson

West Virginia, USA

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

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