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Related to sphinx moth: hummingbird moth
(Animals) US and Canadian another name for the hawk moth
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.||sphinx moth - 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