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1 August 2012
Orion Township, MI
This moth is called a snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis).  It is quickly becoming one of my favorite insects.  I also saw one at our site in Mason a couple of weeks ago.  They are beautiful moths that from afar look like hummingbirds.  Up close, they mimic bumblebees and look a bit like panda bears in the face.  What’s not to love?  Their wings become clear as they get older due to the loss of scales from their intense flight patterns.  

1 August 2012

Orion Township, MI

This moth is called a snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis).  It is quickly becoming one of my favorite insects.  I also saw one at our site in Mason a couple of weeks ago.  They are beautiful moths that from afar look like hummingbirds.  Up close, they mimic bumblebees and look a bit like panda bears in the face.  What’s not to love?  Their wings become clear as they get older due to the loss of scales from their intense flight patterns.  

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