hawkmoth vs sphingid what difference

what is difference between hawkmoth and sphingid

English

Alternative forms

  • hawk moth

Etymology

hawk +‎ moth

Noun

hawkmoth (plural hawkmoths)

  1. (entomology) Any of several moths, of the family Sphingidae, that hover over flowers when sucking nectar through a long proboscis.

Translations



English

Noun

sphingid (plural sphingids)

  1. (entomology) Any of many hawk moths of the family Sphingidae

Adjective

sphingid (comparative more sphingid, superlative most sphingid)

  1. Of or pertaining to these moths.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 108:
      There was a crescent eaten out of a vine leaf by a sphingid larva.

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