family Sphingidae

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Related to family Sphingidae: genus Manduca
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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europaea, 9 of which are in the family Sphingidae, but none Is within the genus Manduca (Robinson et al.
I observed twelve visitation events at flowering orchids by moths of the family Sphingidae.