Sphinginae

subfamily of insects

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

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