snowberry clearwing

variants: or snowberry clearwing moth
plural snowberry clearwings or snowberry clearwing moths

Definition of snowberry clearwing 

: a hawk moth (Hemaris diffinis) that resembles a bumblebee, has black-bordered, clear wings devoid of scales, is active during the day, and has a larva that is a hornworm which feeds on various plants including the snowberry

called also bumblebee clearwing, bumblebee moth

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First Known Use of snowberry clearwing

1903, in the meaning defined above

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