Sunday, 19 May 2013

Hummingbird moth and lilacs

Snowberry clearwing
Hemaris diffinis
The Snowberry Clearwing is a moth of the order Lepidoptera, family Sphingidae, AKA hummingbird moth, because of its similarity to the bird. It has a long probiscus, which it uses to eat. You can see it, somewhat, in the photo below.

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