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Subfamily Sphinginae

Large Moth - Ceratomia hageni Catalpa Sphinx  - Ceratomia catalpae Ceratomia(?) id request - Lintneria istar Dolba hyloeus big lodge moth - Sphinx vashti Moth to porch light - Ceratomia undulosa Waved Sphinx, lateral - Ceratomia undulosa 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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphinginae Latreille, [1802]
Explanation of Names
Sphinginae from the type genus Sphinx (Linnaeus), for the Egyptian Sphinx.
Numbers
All North American genera in this subfamily belong to the tribe Sphingini. 50 species in 12 genera in North America.