Sphingidae

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Noun1.Sphingidae - hawkmoths
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera - moths and butterflies
hawk moth, hawkmoth, hummingbird moth, sphingid, sphinx moth - any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
genus Manduca, Manduca - moths whose larvae are tobacco hornworms or tomato hornworms
Acherontia, genus Acherontia - death's-head moth
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Unusual moths from Europe including the scarce silver-striped hawk-moth and Radford's flame shoulder have been seen in recent days, along with immigrant species such as the convolvulus hawkmoth and the humming-bird hawkmoth.
But the recent spells of warm weather has made it possible for the hummingbird hawk-moth to migrate here from continental Europe.
Wildlife fans are also urged to look out for the pink and olive green elephant hawk-moth, whose name comes from the trunk-like snout on the caterpillar.
Nothing humdrum about hawk-moth 6 In our garden the other day was what looked like a very, very small hummingbird.
These include buttoned snout, marbled carpet, lesser swallow prominent, plumed fan-foot, old lady and death'shead hawk-moth.
Wildlife lovers are also urged to look out for the pink and olive green elephant hawk-moth, whose name comes from the trunk-like snout on the caterpillar, which has also seen an increase in its UK distribution.
The Death''''s-head Hawk-moth could not be more sinister if it tried.
The Death''s-head Hawk-moth could not be more sinister if it tried.