Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Sphinx

Sphinx Moth caterpillar ? - Sphinx kalmiae My guess  - Sphinx perelegans Great Ash Sphinx - Sphinx chersis Sphinx caterpillar? - Sphinx Eggs and emerging larva - Sphinx chersis Sphinx moth caterpillar - Sphinx Sphingidae, egg - Sphinx kalmiae I found this caterpillar crawling on a tree trunk, around 9pm by Walnut Creek - Sphinx dollii
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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)