sphinx moth

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Synonyms for sphinx moth

any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed

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2 -- color) "Pomegranate With Blue Morpho Butterflies and Banded Sphinx Moth Caterpillar," circa 1705
Happily, IUCN said, 11 species previously considered extinct were rediscovered this last year -including the Fabulous Green Sphinx Moth found in Hawaii.
For example, when the sphinx moth slips its long tongue into a cereus cactus flower, grains of pollen stick to the moth's tongue.
So far, he's seen one possible pest - the larvae of the whitelined sphinx moth - crawling on cuphea plants.
The moth is large, with a 4-inch wingspan, brownish in color and called a hawk or sphinx moth.
Phylogenetics and species status of Hawai'i's endangered Blackburn's Sphinx moth, Manduca blackburni (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae).
Blackburn's sphinx moth (Manduca blackburni), an insect found on the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Hawai'i, Moloka'i, and Kaho'olawe, on June 13;
Manduca quinquemaculata (Family Sphingidae) like most sphinx moth larvae has a dorsal horn at the tip of its abdomen.
Blackburn's Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni) We designated critical habitat on June 10 for the endangered Blackburn's sphinx moth, Hawaii's largest native insect.
Cavagnaro said he watched the yellow jackets attack the newly emerged sphinx moth, first eating its wings and eventually consuming the entire moth.
Blackburn's Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni) Hawaii's largest native insect, the Blackburn's sphinx moth, was listed on February 1 as an endangered species.
The hornworm winters in the soil as a brown, hard-shelled pupa (cocoon), emerges in June as a large brown sphinx moth, also called a hummingbird or hawk moth, and lays eggs singly on the underside of tomato foliage.