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Tribe Smerinthini

Amorpha juglandis - Walnut Sphinx - Hodges #7827 - Amorpha juglandis i know..theres alot but... - Paonias excaecata - male Twin-spotted Sphinx - Smerinthus jamaicensis Small-eyed Sphinx - Paonias myops - Paonias myops Sphinx Moth - Smerinthus cerisyi - female Suspected hawk moth? - Smerinthus ophthalmica Large moth  - Paonias excaecata - female 'dead leaf' moth - Paonias excaecata
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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 Smerinthinae
Tribe Smerinthini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Smerinthini Grote & Robinson, 1865
Explanation of Names
Smerinthini from the type genus Smerinthus (Latreille), apparently from the Greek "merinthos" (μήρινθος) meaning "cord, rope." (PDF, see pg. 26).