Sphingidae of the Americas

Agrius cingulata from Rancho Grande, H. Pittier National Park, Venezuela
courtesy of Paolo Mazzei.

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Many of the images of Sphingidae larvae and adults on this website come from Dan Janzen who works tirelessly on a project to raise funds for "rainforest purchase in Costa Rica to add land to the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG), where the great majority of these moths occur as living wild populations. There is NO overhead charged on these funds. The current ACG land purchase project is described at the following web site: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu/RR/rincon_rainforest.htm".

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Contributions can be made out to Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund and sent to

Professor Dan Janzen,
Department of Biology,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Systematic List

FAMILY Sphingidae Latreille, [1802]

The Sphingidae family is divided into several subfamilies and those subfamilies are divided into tribes. Clicking on the hypertext (underlined) name of a tribe will take you to an active index with many files containing pictures and information.

Subfamily Sphinginae:

Sphingini tribe: Agrius, Amphimoea, Ceratomia, Cocytius, Dolba, Dolbagene, Euryglottis, Isoparce, Lapara, Manduca, Nannoparce, Neococytius, Neogene, Paratrea, Sagenosema, Sphinx.

Smerinthini tribe: Adhemarius, Amorpha, Monarda, Orecta, Pachysphinx, Paonias, Protambyulyx, Smerinthus, Trogolegnum.

Subfamily Macroglossinae:

Dilophonotini tribe: Aellopos, Aleuron, Baniwa, Callionima, Enyo, Erinnyis, Eupyrrhoglossum, Hemaris, Hemeroplanes, Himantoides, Isognathus, Kloneus, Madoryx, Nyceryx, Oryba, Pachygonidia, Pachylia, Pachylioides, Perigonia, Phryxus, Protaleuron, Pseudosphinx, Stolidoptera

Philampelini tribe: Eumorpha, Tinostoma,

Macroglossinini tribe: Amphion, Arctonotus, Aspledon, Cautethia, Darapsa, Deidamia, Euproserpinus, Hyles, Neogurelca, Phanoxyla, Proserpinus, Sphecodina, Xylophanes

Go to U. S. A. Table
Go to Sphingidae Indices by Nation

Tim Dyson has sent me outstanding images of live moths from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Check out the Catocala along Tim's Bait Trail at Tim Dyson: Night Vison Photography.

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CATERPILLAR IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

CATERPILLARS TOO!: a membership site featuring images of North American butterfly caterpillars and adult butterflies, too, to help with identification.

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