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 1270021

Snowberry Clearwing
Hemaris diffinis

Observation date: August 18, 2020
Submitted by: PollyJ
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The moth was flying from flower to flower. At first I thought it was a bumble bee except it would remain flying while getting nectar. I took a video of the moth. The plant was a type of Butterfly Bush.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 20, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.