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Genus Sphinx

Laurel Sphinx Moth - Hodges # 7809 - Sphinx kalmiae Apple sphinx with wings spread - Sphinx gordius  Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths 7807   - Sphinx canadensis Great Ash Sphinx - Hodges#7802 (Sphinx chersis) - Sphinx chersis Laurel Sphinx - Sphinx kalmiae Elegant Sphinx - Sphinx perelegans Wild Cherry Sphinx - Sphinx drupiferarum hyles? - Sphinx kalmiae
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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)