Definition of Sphinx moth

1. Noun. Any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed.




Sphinx Moth Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Sphinx Moth Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sphinx Moth

sphingolipidosis
sphingolipids
sphingolipodystrophy
sphingomyelin
sphingomyelin deacylase
sphingomyelin lipidosis
sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase
sphingomyelinase
sphingomyelinases
sphingomyelins
sphingosine
sphingosine CoA-independent transacetylase
sphingosine N-methyltransferase
sphingosines
sphinx
sphinx moth (current term)
sphinxes
sphinxlike
sphragide
sphragides
sphragistics
sphrigosis
sphugmicks
sphygm-
sphygmic
sphygmic interval
sphygmics
sphygmo-
sphygmo-oscillometer
sphygmocardiograph

Literary usage of Sphinx moth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Moths and Butterflies by Mary Cynthia Dickerson (1901)
"Twin-spotted sphinx moth 232 197. Caterpillar of the Twin-spotted Sphinx 233 198. Chrysalis of the Twin-spotted Sphinx 234 199. Caterpillar with the cocoons ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"Caterpillar of white-lined sphinx moth. Slightly enlarged. medium sized insects, diurnal in their habits, and frequent flowers. ..."

3. Butterflies and Bees: The Insect Folk : Volume II by Margaret Warner Morley (1905)
"... THE sphinx moth Listen ! What sound is that we hear ? Mollie says it is a humming bird ... sphinx moth."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Among these insects are the four-homed sphinx-moth ... with four little horns near the head and the long anal horn characteristic of the sphinx-moth. ..."

5. An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton (1909)
"Not long afterwards Darwin's prediction was verified by the discovery of a huge sphinx-moth with a tongue of the length predicted. § 70. ..."

6. An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton (1909)
"Not long afterwards Darwin's prediction was verified by the discovery of a huge sphinx-moth with a tongue of the length predicted. § 70. ..."

7. Sea-side and Way-side by Julia McNair Wright (1888)
"I should like you to see the caterpillars of the sphinx moth eating. ... The sphinx moth lays its eggs on the top sprays of a weed called the spurge. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Sphinx moth

Search for Sphinx moth on Dictionary.com!Search for Sphinx moth on Thesaurus.com!Search for Sphinx moth on Google!Search for Sphinx moth on Wikipedia!

Search