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Genus Sphinx

Large moth - Sphinx kalmiae Buckhorn Prairie 2 - Sphinx poecila Elegant Sphinx Moth (Sphinx perelegans) - Sphinx perelegans Wild Cherry Sphinx - Sphinx drupiferarum - male - female Great Ash Sphinx - Sphinx chersis Hodges#7813 Rearing Series - Sphinx Sphinx chersis larva Day 15 - Sphinx chersis Sphinx poecila
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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 Sphinginae
Tribe Sphingini
Genus Sphinx
Explanation of Names
Named for the resemblance of the larvae to the Egyptian Sphinx. (1)
Numbers
Sixteen species of the genus Sphinx are listed for America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Print References
Tuttle, J.P. 2007. The Hawk Moths of North America. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc. p. 88; pl. 6.1, 4. (2)