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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Not only do they attract many bees but also the humming bird moth which is driven to a frenzy by the mass of flowers
Sultry weather has sparked an invasion of beasties such as false black widow spiders, rosemary leaf beetles, humming bird moths, common lizards and scorpions.