|Common name: Bumblebee clearwing/
Hodges #: 7855.
Identification: Rfw 17.9 mm, antennae clavate, ventral thorax yellow
with black bands and legs, wings with large clear areas, inner
edge of dark fw margin not dentate,
discal cell lacking dark scales, hw with narrow dark marginal band.
Similar species: 7853, 7854, 7856.
Distribution: southern Canada and U. S.
Hosts: Larvae feed on Symphoricarpos and Lonicera–
Snowberry and Honeysuckle.
Note: A record of H. senta from the state is
based upon a misidentification of the present species. Hemaris
senta would be yellow on the ventral surface except for the black terminal
tufts. Hemaris senta is a western sphingid ranging as far east as the
eastern foothills of the Rockies in Montana.
MN, Lake Co., Kinney Creek Bog 30- V- 1992. Nectaring
at dandilion. coll. T. Warner, D. Cuthrell.
ND Walsh Co., Homme Dam. 14- VIII- 2001, ex. Symphoricarpos
sp. pic. G. Fauske.
Ventral view showing black stripe on
MN, Hubbard Co., Nevis. Pic J.