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Snowberry Clearwing

Hemaris diffinis


A bumblebee mimic. Banded black and pale yellow, some with greenish tinge. Wings are clear, with black bands. Legs are black. Long proboscis for nectaring flowers.


A rural, gated, man-made lake community. I have let this main ditchline go without cutting for about 6 years. There are numerous native plant species, including the featured common milkweed (A. syriaca), as well as skullcap, willows, black cherry, jewelweed, goldenrod, and so much more.


I once had a friend who thought they were a species mini hummingbirds, their wings flap so fast, and produce a similar sound if close.

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Ohio, USA

Lat: 38.95, Long: -83.76

Spotted on Jun 30, 2018
Submitted on Jul 12, 2018

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