What is this?
Location: Central Indiana
July 1, 2011 5:57 am
The bug in the picture was on our Buterfly bush a few days ago. I was trying to landscape around the bush when I saw them. Do we need to be worried about them?
Of the three species of diurnal Sphinx Moths in the genus Hemaris that are listed as ranging in Indiana according to the Sphingidae of the Americas website, we believe this most resembles Hemaris diffinis, the Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth. They are harmless pollinators that are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds.