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Snowberry Clearwing - Hemaris diffinis

Snowberry Clearwing - Hemaris diffinis
Taney County, Missouri, USA
If I do this correctly this time, this is my first post to this site. This photo of a Hummingbird Moth? was taken last spring (May?) in SW Missouri. I am looking for a return this year, there were a half/dozen visiting for a few days and this was the first time I have seen the like. Is there a name I can add for this one? Will they return?
April 27, 2004

Al Askevold

Welcome
Nice photo, and we look forward to more of your posts.

Troy's right, it's good to put a date with these since that will help others know when these are likely to be flying. I see the moth is visiting lilac. Is mid-May about right for lilacs in your part of Missouri?

Once again, welcome.

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

 
Thanks
Thanks for the welcome. I will try to document my photos better in the future. I have a dwarf japanese lilac, when in bloom it is alive with butterflies, bees and such. It is a long way off from bloom right now and I will be keeping an eye on it.

Al

You did it right :)
I think this must be a Snowberry Clearwing. This particular species mimics a bumblebee. I would bet you'll see them again.

Congrats, you put Missouri on the map.

 
Date?
I changed the date from April 30 to mid-May since you were guessing that was the month.

 
Correct date!
I should have checked this, the date of the photo file is 28 April 2005. Most wildlife photos I name by date, this one got by.

Al

 
interesting
interesting that you say the image is from last spring, but you have an apr 28, 2005!! date

 
Sorry
That was a typo, sorry. It should have been 28 April 2004.

Al

 
Date corrected
Date corrected

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