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Related to sphingid: Sphinx moths
[From New Latin Sphingidae, family name, from Sphinx, type genus, from Latin, sphinx; see sphinx.]
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(Animals) a hawk moth
(Animals) relating to or resembling a hawk moth
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any of numerous moths of the family Sphingidae, noted for their swift flight and ability to hover while sipping nectar from flowers. Also called sphingid , sphinx moth.
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|Noun||1.||sphingid - any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed|
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
Manduca sexta - moth whose larvae are tobacco hornworms
Manduca quinquemaculata - moth whose larvae are tomato hornworms
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