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Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Sphingidae: Hemaris diffinis
Common Name: Snowberry Clear-wing Sphinx Moth
Photographer: D. S. Kjar
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Location: Georgetown University Campus
Ecology Laboratory Butterfly Garden
Figures 1 and 2. A Snowberry Clear-wing Sphinx Moth taking nectar from Butterflybush.
Figure 3. The same moth with a Monarch Butterfly.
The Snowberry Clear-wing Sphinx Moth is common throughout eastern United States (Covell 1984, page 40). Larvae of this moth species consume leaves of Dogbanes (Apocynum ), Honeysuckles (Lonicera ), and Snowberry (Symphorocarpus ). Another name for this moth is Snowberry Clearwing.
Covell, C. V., Jr. 1984. A Field Guide to the Moths of Eastern North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA. 496 pp.