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Snowberry clearwing moth

Hemaris diffinis

Aster leafhopper

Jon Yuschock,

Aster leafhopper

Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University,

Size: 1 inch long (wingspan is 1 1/2 inches)

Description: They have a yellow and black body with black veins and a narrow black band on the edge of the wings.

Where/When: Usually seen during the daytime feeding at flowers; Active June-August.

Significance: It is a curiosity because of its ability to fly acrobatically like a hummingbird. Does not harm plants.

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