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Sphinginae
Acherontia lachesis.jpg
The death's-head hawkmoth Acherontia lachesis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Bombycoidea
Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Latreille, 1802
Type species
Sphinx ligustri
Linnaeus, 1758
Tribes

Acherontiini
Sphingini
and see text

Diversity
About 40 genera,
over 200 species
Synonyms
  • Manducinae Tutt, 1902
  • Semapnohorae Rothschild & Jordan

The Sphinginae are a subfamily of the hawkmoths (Sphingidae), moths of the order Lepidoptera. Notable taxa include the Pink-Spotted Hawkmoth, Agrius cingulata, being a very common and recognizable species, the death's-head hawkmoths (Acherontia spp.) of Silence of the Lambs fame, and Xanthopan morgani with its enormous proboscis.

Systematics[edit]

References[edit]


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11 videos found

Part 12: Common Sphinx Moths (Family Sphingidae)

A visual introduction to eleven species of Sphinx Moths (Family Sphingidae, Subfamilies Sphinginae, Smerinthinae, and Macroglossinae). These include the foll...

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Miya et une chenille ''Sphinx du Saule''. En anglais, également connu sous le nom de Willow Sphinx. Le sphinx du saule appartient à la famille des Sphingidae...

The Elegant Sphinx

HUGE MOTH -- Sphinx Perelegans (The Elegant Sphinx) TAXONOMY: Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802 Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 1802 Tribe: Sphingini, La...

Hummingbird Moth

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Caterpillar mimics snake - Hawkmoth Caterpillar - Snake Mimicry

This moth caterpillar mimics a snake and thus scare away predators such as birds. Learn more about this incredible caterpillar in the RÃ-BUGIO Institute for ...

Snake Mimicry Hawk Moth Caterpillar LAGARTA IMITA COBRA

This moth caterpillar mimics a snake and thus scare away predators such as birds. Learn more about this incredible caterpillar in the RÃ-BUGIO Institute for ...

Snake Mimicry - Hawk Moth Caterpillar - Lagarta que imita cobra

This moth caterpillar mimics a snake and thus scare away predators such as birds. Learn more about this incredible caterpillar in the RÃ-BUGIO Institute for ...

Caterpillar mimics snake - Hawk Moth Caterpillar - Snake Mimicry

This moth caterpillar mimics a snake and thus scare away predators such as birds. Learn more about this incredible caterpillar in the RÃ-BUGIO Institute for ...

Caterpillar mimics snake - Hawk Moth Caterpillar - Snake Mimicry

This moth caterpillar mimics a snake and thus scare away predators such as birds. Learn more about this incredible caterpillar in the RÃ-BUGIO Institute for ...

LAGARTA IMITA COBRA Snake Mimicry - Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Esta lagarta imita uma cobra para afugentar seus predadores, as aves principalmente. Trata-se da lagarta de uma mariposa. Esta imitação é chamada de MIMETISM...

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