Sphinginae

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Sphinginae
Acherontia lachesis MHNT Female Nîlgîri (Tamil Nadu) Dorsal.jpg
The death's-head hawkmoth Acherontia lachesis
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Sphinginae

Type species
Sphinx ligustri
Linnaeus, 1758
Tribes

Acherontiini
Sphingini
and see text

Diversity
About 40 genera,
over 200 species
Synonyms

Manducinae Tutt, 1902
Semapnohorae Rothschild & Jordan

The Sphinginae are a subfamily of the hawkmoths (Sphingidae), moths of the order Lepidoptera. Notable taxa include the Pink-Spotted Hawkmoth, Agrius cingulata, being a very common and easily spotted species, the death's-head hawkmoths (Acherontia spp.) of Silence of the Lambs fame, and Xanthopan morgani with its huge proboscis.