#7855 diffinis

Snowberry Clearwing

Hemaris diffinis (Boisduval, 1836)

Family: Sphingidae

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

Found at:

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.


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