Sphingidae -- Hawk Moths

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  • Body thick, hairy, and spindle-shaped
  • Antennae thickest near midpoint, sometimes bipectinate
  • Long, narrow forewings with a posterior angle greater than 120o
  • Hind wings much shorter than forewings

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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University