Snowberry Clearwing Moth – 8/11/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/11/23

Observation Time: 4:20 p.m.

Observation Location: 4 Gavins Pond Road

Common Name: Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Scientific Name: Hemaris diffinis

Comments: This one was feeding on butterfly bush in my back yard (a ruby-throated hummingbird was feeding there at the same time).

Large, sometimes feathery antennae are more typical of moths than butterflies.

More information: Butterflies and Moths of North America