Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

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.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

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

Related Spottings

Hummingbird Moth Clearwing hummingbird moth Snowberry Clearwing Moth Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Nearby Spottings

Green Frogs (amplexus) Clematis Seed Heads Common Eastern Bumblebee Western Conifer Seed Bug
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors