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Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Hemaris diffinis

Description:

Family: Sphingidae. Subfamily: Macroglossinae. (Small Sphinx Moths) Bumblebee mimic. Very fast moving. Total length: 22-30 mm. Transparent FW has thin black border with smooth inner edge. Apical spot and stripe along inner margin are orange. Cream-colored thoraxhas brown dorsal stripe. Blackish abdomen has broken yellow band near tip Day feeder. Various plants such as Snowberry, honeysuckle and lilac shown here.

Habitat:

Fields, meadow, gardens. Feeding on Lilac bush.


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Kyle A
Kyle A 4 years ago

Beautiful series! Thanks for sharing.

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.84, Long: -75.64

Spotted on Jun 15, 2014
Submitted on Jul 4, 2014

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