Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hemaris aethra (Strecker, 1875)

Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Wing Span:
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Diervilla lonicera
Adult Food:
Habitat: H. aethra favors more mesic, open deciduous forest habitats, especially with natural openings on igneous bedrock"
Range: Records from Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Michigan and New York
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: Hemaris aethra (Strecker, 1875) is raised to full species status from synonymy of 7855 Hemaris diffinis, in Schmidt (2018).