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Snowberry Clearwing Moth (Hemaris diffinis)

Posted on Sep 7, 2016

There are still clearwing moths on the wing, and in the last couple of weeks I have actually seen a number of Snowberry Clearwing Moth (Hemaris diffinis) like this one. When there are so many individual flowers to feed on they are all the more difficult to photograph with fast movement back and forth…here, there and everywhere! I thought the reflection of the sun being visible here in those rapidly beating wings was especially cool. Sightings like this underline the importance of having pollinator plants that are blooming and full of nectar during all parts of the warm season. Spring, summer and now autumn are all feeding times for our bees, butterflies, moths and more.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator