Subject: found in joplin missouri
Location: joplin missouri
March 17, 2013 7:42 am
I found this bug at my house Curious of the species. It eats like a butterfly but is very bee like.
Signature: derek Allphin
This is one of the diurnal Sphinx Moths in the genus Hemaris, and we believe it is the Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth, Hemaris diffinis. This is very early in the year for a sighting, and according to BugGuide, the earliest sighting from Missouri is April on the data page. More information on the Bumblebee Moth can be found on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.