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Tribe Smerinthini

Blinded Sphinx - Paonias excaecata Large Fat Green Caterpillar - Pachysphinx modesta Walnut Sphinx - Hodges #7827 - Amorpha juglandis Moth - Colorado - Smerinthus cerisyi Spotted in Denton County, North Central Texas. - Amorpha juglandis Blinded Sphinx - Paonias excaecata - female One-eyed Sphinx? - Smerinthus cerisyi Amorpha juglandis
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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).