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Subfamily Smerinthinae

Blinded Sphinx - Paonias excaecata - female Streaked Sphinx - Protambulyx strigilis Blinded Sphinx - Paonias excaecata Sphingidae - Smerinthus cerisyi Twin-spotted Sphinx  - Smerinthus jamaicensis Two VERY LARGE amorous moths on my fence.  - Pachysphinx occidentalis - male - female Sphingidae: Paonias excaecata - Paonias excaecata Is this Spotted  Apatelodes (Apatelodes torrefacta)?? - Smerinthus cerisyi
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Smerinthinae Grote & Robinson, 1865
Explanation of Names
Smerinthinae from the type genus Smerinthus (Latreille), apparently from the Greek "merinthos" (μήρινθος) meaning "cord, rope." (PDF, see pg. 26).
Numbers
All North American genera in this subfamily belong to the tribe Smerinthini. 16 species in 6 genera in North America.