Is this a new creature?
January 17, 2010
From 8/15/09 just before sunset. This is Ocean Beach on Fire Island in New York state. It looks like a bee crossed with a shrimp.
Marc MIllman
Ocean Beach. NY

Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Hi Marc,
It appears as though many folks are spending the winter months trying to get identifications for some of the insects in their summer photographs.  This is a Snowberry Clearwing Moth or Bumblebee Moth, Hemaris diffinis, and you may read up on it on Bill Oehlke’s excellent website.

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