|The greater death's head hawkmoth (Acherontia lachesis)|
|About 40 genera,|
over 200 species
The Sphinginae are a subfamily of the hawkmoths (Sphingidae), moths of the order Lepidoptera. The subfamily was first described by Pierre André Latreille in 1802. Notable taxa include the pink-spotted hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata), being a very common and recognizable species, the death's-head hawkmoths (Acherontia species) of Silence of the Lambs fame, and Xanthopan morganii with its enormous proboscis.
- Sphingidae of the World Checklist, All-Leps Barcode of Life
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