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Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Hemaris diffinis


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.


Fields, meadow, gardens. Feeding on Lilac bush.

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1 Comment

Kyle A
Kyle A 6 years ago

Beautiful series! Thanks for sharing.

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

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

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