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Subfamily Smerinthinae

Unknown Sphinx Moth - Protambulyx strigilis Paonias myops one eyed sphinx - Smerinthus cerisyi Carin's Pachysphinx Occidentalis - Pachysphinx occidentalis Streaked Sphinx - Protambulyx strigilis Blinded Sphinx - Paonias excaecata - male Id help needed - sphinx moth - Paonias myops Amorpha juglandis - Walnut Sphinx - 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
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.