Hemaris diffinis (Boisduval, 1836)
Status: Common resident
Larval Hostplant(s): Snowberry (Symphoricarpos) and Dogbane (Apocynum) are likely the most frequently utilized host plants in our area.
Range: Found throughout the United States with the exception of the Pacific Northwest. Encountered less frequently west of the Rocky Mountains.
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Broods/Flight Times: Double brooded in most of its range.
Habitat: Open areas, stream sides, shrubby prairies.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 2 Inches
Overwintering: As pupa in leaf litter on the soil surface.
Similar Species: This species greatly outnumbers the Hummingbird Clearwing which is also found in our area.