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Sphingidae

Index Sphingidae

The Sphingidae are a family of moths (Lepidoptera), commonly known as hawk moths, sphinx moths, and hornworms; it includes about 1,450 species. [1]

77 relations: Agrius convolvuli, Alfred Russel Wallace, Angraecum sesquipedale, Bombycoidea, Carl Linnaeus, Caterpillar, Cephonodes hylas, Ceratomia catalpae, Charles Darwin, Convergent evolution, Convolvulus, Coriolis force, Crepuscular animal, Crypsis, Daphnis nerii, Death's-head hawkmoth, Deilephila elpenor, Ecology (journal), Elliot Pinhey, Eumorpha pandorus, Fertilisation of Orchids, Fictitious force, Flower, Foregut, Great Sphinx of Giza, Hippotion celerio, Hummingbird, Hummingbird hawk-moth, Hyles euphorbiae, Hyles lineata, Insect, Instar, Johnston's organ, Lantana, Laothoe populi, Larva, Lepidoptera, List of moths of Great Britain (Sphingidae), List of moths of India, List of Sphingidae species, Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars, Macroglossinae (Lepidoptera), Macroglossum hirundo, Macroglossum trochilus, Madagascar, Maharashtra, Manduca quinquemaculata, Manduca sexta, Mangaon, Mimas tiliae, ..., Molecule, Morning glory, Nectar, Neptune, Nicotine, Nocturnality, Pheromone, Pierre André Latreille, Pollination syndrome, Pupa, Saturniidae, Sexual dimorphism, Smerinthinae, Smerinthini, Smerinthus jamaicensis, Sphinginae, Sphinx ligustri, Subfamily, Subspecies, Systema Naturae, Toxicity, Tropics, Tympanal organ, Wanted poster, Wing coupling, Xanthopan, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Expand index (27 more) »

Agrius convolvuli

Agrius convolvuli, the convolvulus hawk-moth, (hīhue in Te Reo Māori) is a large hawk-moth.

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Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 18237 November 1913) was an English naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist.

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Angraecum sesquipedale

Angraecum sesquipedale, also known as Darwin's orchid, Christmas orchid, Star of Bethlehem orchid, and King of the Angraecums, is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Angraecum endemic to Madagascar.

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Bombycoidea

Bombycoidea is a superfamily of moths.

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.

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Caterpillar

Caterpillars are the larval stage of members of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths).

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Cephonodes hylas

Cephonodes hylas, the coffee bee hawkmoth, pellucid hawk moth or coffee clearwing, is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Ceratomia catalpae

Ceratomia catalpae (catalpa sphinx) is a hawk moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

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Convergent evolution

Convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar features in species of different lineages.

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Convolvulus

Convolvulus is a genus of about 200 to 250 Flora of China.

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Coriolis force

In physics, the Coriolis force is an inertial force that acts on objects that are in motion relative to a rotating reference frame.

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Crepuscular animal

Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight (that is, the periods of dawn and dusk).

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Crypsis

In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an animal to avoid observation or detection by other animals.

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Daphnis nerii

Daphnis nerii, the oleander hawk-moth or army green moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Death's-head hawkmoth

The name death's-head hawkmoth refers to any one of the three moth species of the genus Acherontia (Acherontia atropos, Acherontia styx and Acherontia lachesis).

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Deilephila elpenor

Deilephila elpenor, also known as the elephant hawk moth, is a moth in the ''Sphingdae'' family.

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Ecology (journal)

Ecology is a scientific journal that publishes research and synthesizes papers in the field of ecology.

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Elliot Pinhey

Elliot Charles Gordon Pinhey (18 July 1910 in Knokke, Brugge – 7 May 1999 in Cowfold near Horsham, West Sussex) was an entomologist who worked in Africa and specialised in African Lepidoptera and Odonata.

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Eumorpha pandorus

The Pandora sphinx moth (Eumorpha pandorus), also called the pandorus sphinx moth, is a North American moth in the family Sphingidae.

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Fertilisation of Orchids

Fertilisation of Orchids is a book by English naturalist Charles Darwin published on 15 May 1862 under the full explanatory title On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing.

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Fictitious force

A fictitious force (also called a pseudo force, d'Alembert force, or inertial force) is an apparent force that acts on all masses whose motion is described using a non-inertial frame of reference, such as a rotating reference frame.

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Flower

A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms).

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Foregut

The foregut is the anterior part of the alimentary canal, from the mouth to the duodenum at the entrance of the bile duct, and is attached to the abdominal walls by mesentery.

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Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza (translit,, The Terrifying One; literally: Father of Dread), commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human.

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Hippotion celerio

Hippotion celerio, the vine hawk-moth or silver-striped hawk-moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are birds from the Americas that constitute the family Trochilidae.

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Hummingbird hawk-moth

The hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species of moth.

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Hyles euphorbiae

Hyles euphorbiae (spurge hawk-moth) is a European moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Hyles lineata

Hyles lineata, also known as the white-lined sphinx or hummingbird moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Insect

Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum.

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Instar

An instar (from the Latin "form", "likeness") is a developmental stage of arthropods, such as insects, between each moult (ecdysis), until sexual maturity is reached.

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Johnston's organ

Johnston's organ is a collection of sensory cells found in the pedicel (the second segment) of the antennae in the Class Insecta.

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Lantana

Lantana is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae.

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Laothoe populi

Laothoe populi (poplar hawk-moth) is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Larva

A larva (plural: larvae) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults.

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Lepidoptera

Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths (both are called lepidopterans).

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List of moths of Great Britain (Sphingidae)

The family Sphingidae comprises the "hawk-moths", of which seventeen occur regularly in Great Britain.

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List of moths of India

The following is a list of the moths of India.

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List of Sphingidae species

This is a species list for the family Sphingidae of moths (Lepidoptera), commonly known as hawk-moths.

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Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars

Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars (5 November 1758, Bournois – 12 May 1831, Paris) was an eminent French botanist known for his work collecting and describing orchids from the three islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion.

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Macroglossinae (Lepidoptera)

The Macroglossinae are a sub-family of Sphingidae moths in the order Lepidoptera.

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Macroglossum hirundo

Macroglossum hirundo is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Macroglossum trochilus

Macroglossum trochilus (African hummingbird hawk-moth) is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Madagascar

Madagascar (Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Repoblikan'i Madagasikara; République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa.

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Maharashtra

Maharashtra (abbr. MH) is a state in the western region of India and is India's second-most populous state and third-largest state by area.

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Manduca quinquemaculata

Manduca quinquemaculata, the five-spotted hawkmoth, is a brown and gray hawk moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Manduca sexta

Manduca sexta is a moth of the family Sphingidae present through much of the American continent.

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Mangaon

Mangaon is a small town and taluka in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India.

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Mimas tiliae

Mimas tiliae, the lime hawk-moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Molecule

A molecule is an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds.

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Morning glory

Morning glory (also written as morning-glory) is the common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae, whose current taxonomy and systematics are in flux.

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Nectar

Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants in glands called nectaries, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source to animal mutualists, which in turn provide antiherbivore protection.

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Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun in the Solar System.

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Nicotine

Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic stimulant and an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants.

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Nocturnality

Nocturnality is an animal behavior characterized by being active during the night and sleeping during the day.

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Pheromone

A pheromone (from Ancient Greek φέρω phero "to bear" and hormone, from Ancient Greek ὁρμή "impetus") is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species.

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Pierre André Latreille

Pierre André Latreille (29 November 1762 – 6 February 1833) was a French zoologist, specialising in arthropods.

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Pollination syndrome

Pollination syndromes are suites of flower traits that have evolved in response to natural selection imposed by different pollen vectors, which can be abiotic (wind and water) or biotic, such as birds, bees, flies, and so forth.

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Pupa

A pupa (pūpa, "doll"; plural: pūpae) is the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation between immature and mature stages.

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Saturniidae

Saturniidae, commonly known as saturniids, is a family of Lepidoptera with an estimated 2,300 described species.

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Sexual dimorphism

Sexual dimorphism is the condition where the two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics beyond the differences in their sexual organs.

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Smerinthinae

The Smerinthinae are a subfamily of Sphingidae moths in the order Lepidoptera.

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Smerinthini

Smerinthini is a tribe of moths of the family Sphingidae.

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Smerinthus jamaicensis

Smerinthus jamaicensis (twin-spotted sphinx) is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Sphinginae

The Sphinginae are a subfamily of the hawkmoths (Sphingidae), moths of the order Lepidoptera.

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Sphinx ligustri

Sphinx ligustri, known as the privet hawk moth, is a species of moth found in most of the Palearctic ecozone.

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Subfamily

In biological classification, a subfamily (Latin: subfamilia, plural subfamiliae) is an auxiliary (intermediate) taxonomic rank, next below family but more inclusive than genus.

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Subspecies

In biological classification, the term subspecies refers to a unity of populations of a species living in a subdivision of the species’s global range and varies from other populations of the same species by morphological characteristics.

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Systema Naturae

(originally in Latin written with the ligature æ) is one of the major works of the Swedish botanist, zoologist and physician Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) and introduced the Linnaean taxonomy.

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Toxicity

Toxicity is the degree to which a chemical substance or a particular mixture of substances can damage an organism.

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Tropics

The tropics are a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator.

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Tympanal organ

A tympanal organ is a hearing organ in insects, consisting of a membrane (tympanum) stretched across a frame backed by an air sac and associated sensory neurons.

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Wanted poster

A wanted poster (or wanted sign) is a poster distributed to let the public know of an alleged criminal whom authorities wish to apprehend.

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Wing coupling

Some four-winged insect orders, such as the Lepidoptera, have developed a wide variety of morphological wing coupling mechanisms in the imago which render these taxa as "functionally dipterous" (effectively two-winged) for efficient insect flight.

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Xanthopan

Xanthopan is a monotypic genus of sphinx moth, with Xanthopan morganii (commonly misspelled as "morgani"), or Morgan's sphinx moth as its sole species.

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Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

The Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of zoology published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Linnean Society.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphingidae

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