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Subfamily Smerinthinae

Paonias myops ukn - Protambulyx strigilis Second instar walnut sphinx - Amorpha juglandis Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Pachysphinx Huckleberry Sphinx - Paonias astylus Protambulyx strigilis Blinded Sphinx - Paonias excaecata Modest Sphinx  - Pachysphinx modesta
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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.