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Sphingidae

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Large Gray Moth - Sphingidae (Sphinx Moth), Hawk Moth in HD (Las Vegas, Nevada)

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Mini-helicopters: flight of the hawkmoth! (Sphingidae)

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Sphingidae - The Partisan (Leonard Cohen cover)

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Snake-mimic caterpillar, Hemeroplanes triptolemus, Sphingidae

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Spurge Hawk Moth (Sphingidae: Hyles euphorbiae) a Complete Look

The Sphingidae are a family of moths (Lepidoptera), commonly known as hawk moths, sphinx moths, and hornworms; it includes about 1,450 species. It is best represented in the tropics, but species are found in every region. They are moderate to large in size and are distinguished among moths for their rapid, sustained flying ability. Their narrow wings and streamlined abdomens are adaptations for rapid flight.
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