Sphinx Moths(sps # 7772-7840)

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Sphingidae

Sphingids are a family of moths (Lepidoptera), commonly known as hawk moths, sphinx moths, and hornworms. They are easily distinguished from other moths for their fast, hovering flight (typically at flowers) and their impressive "jet-like" appearance while at rest. They have narrow wings and streamlined abdomens.They are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds because of their appearance in flight. They have been much studied for this flight ability, especially their ability to move rapidly from side to side while hovering. It's been recorded that some Sphingiids are capable of flying at over 12 miles per hour. Their larvae are charectarized by having a distinct horn on near the rear end.

 

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102mm

7771 – Agrius cingulata,

Pink Spotted Hawkmoth 

105mm

7776 – Manduca quinquimaculata,

5-Spotted Hawkmoth, (Tomato Hornworm)

136mm

7830 – Pseudosphinx tetrio,

Tetrio Sphinx Moth 

60mm

7837 – Erinnyis obscura,

Obscure Sphinx Moth

60mm

7843 – Madoryx pseudothyreus,

False Window Sphinx 

48mm

7847 – Aellopos tantalus,

Tantalus Sphinx Moth 

90mm

7864 – Eumorpha vitis,

Vine Sphinx 

30mm

7867 – Cautethia grotei,

Grote's Sphinx Moth

70mm

7891 - Xylophanes lybia

166mm

7772 – Coctius antaeus,

The Giant Sphinx 

120mm

7778 – Manduca rustica,

Rustic Sphinx

80mm

7832 -  Erinnyis alope 

Alope Sphinx Moth

70mm

7840 – Phryxus caicus,

Caicus Sphinx

50mm

7846 – Perigonia lusca,

Half Blind Sphinx 

60mm

7849 – Aellopos titan, Titan Sphinx

90mm

7865 - Eumorpha fasciatus,

Banded Sphinx

60mm

7887 – Xylophanes pluto,

Pluto Sphinx  

80mm

7894 – Hyles lineata,

White Lined Sphinx 

105mm

7775 – Manduca sexta,

Carolina Sphinx (Tobacco Hornworm) 

100mm

7818 – Protambulux strigilis,

Streaked Sphinxmoth 

78mm

7834 – Erinnyis ello,

Ello Sphinx 

141mm

7841 – Pachylia ficus,

Fig Sphinx 

45mm

7846.1 - Eupyrrhoglossum sagra,

Sagra Sphinx Moth

57mm

7851 – Enyo lugubris,

Mournful Sphinx

110mm

7866 – Eumorpha labruscae,

Gaudy Sphinx Moth 

65mm

7890 – Xylophanes tersa,

Tersa Sphinx 

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