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