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Subfamily Smerinthinae

Moth - Paonias excaecata Questionable Sphinx - Smerinthus cerisyi Modest Sphinx - Hodges#7828 - Pachysphinx modesta Smerinthus jamaicensis - Twin-spotted Sphinx - Hodges#7821 - Smerinthus jamaicensis Sphingidae: Paonias excaecata - Paonias excaecata - male Female - Smerinthus ophthalmica - female 7827 – Amorpha juglandis – Walnut Sphinx - Amorpha juglandis - male  7827 – Amorpha juglandis – Walnut Sphinx - Amorpha juglandis - female
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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.