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Subfamily Smerinthinae

One-eyed Sphinx - Smerinthus cerisyi Moth - Paonias excaecata Smerinthus cerisyi  Blinded Sphinx - Hodges#7824 (Paonias excaecata) - Paonias excaecata Paonias excaecata Id help needed - sphinx moth - Smerinthus jamaicensis - male Twin-spotted Sphinx - Smerinthus jamaicensis Tachinid Fly attack on Sphinx Moth caterpillar - Pachysphinx occidentalis
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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.