Tag Archives: Snowberry clearwing

A Nice Summer Day

We had a really nice day today–warm but not too hot.  I took advantage and visited Big Creek Park near one of the backwater areas.  Swamp milkweed was in bloom and attracting lots of visitors. This unusual fly is common … Continue reading

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I Hate Almost

I was out in the reconstructed prairie taking pictures of the blue-flag iris when I saw a snowberry clearwing moth.  I tried to get some pictures but it moved fast and stayed on the other side of the flower. It … Continue reading

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Watching for Signs of Spring

I checked the lilac bushes for signs that the buds might be ready to leaf out. I don’t know–maybe in a few weeks. I had never noticed what the little seed pods looked like before today. Of course, it will … Continue reading

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When a Moth Looks Like a Bee

Yesterday in the very warm weather after the morning rain I saw one of my favorite day-flying moths.  This bumblebee mimic is a snowberry clearwing, Hemaris diffinis.  Because of the high winds it kept to the low-growing dandelions.    

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The Lilacs are Blooming

The lilacs are blooming.  They are not as far along as they were when I took this photo on May 2, 2010.  However, I would bet they are less than a week away from this stage now.  That would put … Continue reading

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