Subject: What’s that bug
Location: Staten Island ny
July 17, 2015 7:34 pm
Saw this flying around on plants in home depot
Signature: ??

Diurnal Sphinx

Snowberry Clearwing

This is a diurnal Sphinx Moth in the genus Hemaris, and because of the black legs, we suspect this is the Snowberry Clearwing, Hemaris diffinis, which according to BugGuide, can be identified by:  “forewing clear area lacks partial crossband of dark scales near base; legs black; underside mostly black.”

Location: Staten Island, New York

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