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Genus Sphinx

Great Ash Sphinx - Sphinx chersis and she said someday... - Sphinx perelegans and just for fun - Sphinx sequoiae Large Moth on Cottonwood - Sphinx chersis Moth - Sphinx perelegans Laurel Sphinx - Sphinx kalmiae Sphinx caterpillar? - Sphinx perelegans Sphingid - Sphinx perelegans
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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)
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)