Hemaris diffinis
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(Boisduval, 1836) Macroglossa diffinis
Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth

Hemaris difffinis, Endwell, Broome County, New York,
Snowberry Clearwing, July 27, 2008, courtesy of Cindi Girard.

Hemaris difffinis, Endwell, Broome County, New York,
Snowberry Clearwing, July 27, 2008, courtesy of Cindi Girard.

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TAXONOMY:

Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Hemaris (Dalman, 1816) ...........
Species: diffinis (Boisduval, 1836)

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Although not much of the wing patterning is visible in the two images above, the black and yellow banding on the abdomen, and the black legs are characteristics of this species.

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