Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

  Sighting 1267372

Snowberry Clearwing
Hemaris diffinis

Observation date: August 10, 2020
Submitted by: ReverendSaul
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Second time in a week I have seen this guy, feeding on Zinnias. First time I couldn't get a pic, because he barely landed for more than a second or two. This time, he was sitting on that same flower for more than fifteen minutes.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 10, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.