Sphingoidea

Sphingoidea

[sfiŋ′gȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superfamily of Lepidoptera in the suborder Heteroneura consisting of the sphinx, hawk, or hummingbird moths; these are heavy-bodied forms with antennae that are thickened with a pointed apex, a well-developed proboscis, and narrow wings.
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Thus far, there have been 2 taxa named in his honor, Euphyes macguirei Freeman 1975 (Hesperioidea) from Texas (this is not a misspelling but was defined by the requirements of the zoological code at that time) and Clanis mcguirei Eitchberger, 2004 (Sphingoidea) from North Thailand.
Dynamics of some Lepidoptera (Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea, Sphingoidea, etc.) fauna of the protected oak forest "forest of the Vorskla" during 50 years of observation.