Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Snowberry Clearwing Moth

I was out in the garden yesterday and spied a Snowberry Clearwing, Hemaris diffinis, laying eggs sporadically all over the Coral Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens. She flew around sampling leaves and would occasionally place one on the under side before flying off to locate another spot. I'll have to keep an eye out for caterpillars in the next week or so assuming the ants don't remove them first. I occasionally get sudden bursts of these hummingbird moths in my yard, usually groups of 12 or so all at once and I always wondered where they were coming from.