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Meet Graphosoma lineatum. Or maybe it’s Graphosoma italicum. One’s red and the other orangey. Their colourings seem so similar, though, only an entomologist’s mother could tell them apart. They’re commonly known as stink bugs. Red (or orange) with black stripes and if that weren’t striking enough, it has adorable black dots on its belly. The …

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What is it?

  Well, one of its names is snowberry clearwing. Snowberry clearwing, courtesty Christopher Johnson Insects Unlocked project, U of Texas CC1.0   This adorable insect’s scientific name is Hemaris diffinis. Its also known as common clearwing, bumblebee moth, hummingbird moth and hummingbird sphinx moth. A whole lot of names for such a small critter: 32-51mm …

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