|Common name: Hummingbird clearwing.
Hodges #: 7853.
Identification: Rfw 24.9 mm, fw marginal band with dentate inner
edge, discal cell scale covered or bisected by scale-line, hw marginal band
relatively broad, ventral thorax and legs yellow, abdomen black.
Similar species: 7855.
Distribution: southern Canada and eastern United States,
extending northwestward to Alaska.
Hosts: Larvae feed on Symphoricarpos– snowberry, Lonicera–
honeysuckle, also Prunus– plum, and Crataegus–
hawthorn. In ND, possibly only Symphoricarpos albus (L.) Blake.
Note: a record of H. gracilis from the state appears to have
been based upon one of the many color variants of this species.
KY, Edmonson Co., Mammoth cave ST. PK. 18- VII-
1975. coll. B. Stiles.
Same, ventral showing yellow thorax.
ND Ransom Co., Pfingsten Allotment,
19[?]-vii-2006. pic. B. Frankie.