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Subfamily Smerinthinae

Blinded Sphinx - Paonias excaecata sphinx moth - Smerinthus cerisyi Pachysphinx occidentalis - Western Poplar Sphinx - Pachysphinx occidentalis Streaked Sphinx - Protambulyx strigilis Sphinx larva - Protambulyx strigilis Walnut Sphinx - Amorpha juglandis What kind of moth is this? - Amorpha juglandis - male Paonias myops - Small-eyed Sphinx? - Paonias myops
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Smerinthinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Smerinthinae Grote & Robinson, 1865
Explanation of Names
Smerinthinae from the type genus Smerinthus (Latreille), apparently from the Greek "merinthos" (μήρινθος) meaning "cord, rope." (PDF, see pg. 26).
Numbers
All North American genera in this subfamily belong to the tribe Smerinthini. 16 species in 6 genera in North America.