Hawk Moth

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“Hawk Moth is a family of the lepidopterous insects, forming along with the clear winged moths and the burnets and foresters the tribe Spinghinges. They are insects generally of rapid flight, and fly about in the twilight; Some species also during the day. Their caterpillars are sixteen-legged, flat, smooth, often green, with transverse stripes on the sides and nearly always a horn on the back of the second last segment. One of the most remarkable hawk moths is the Death’s-head. It sometimes measures nearly 6 inches across the wings."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)


Everybody's Cyclopedia (New York, NY: Syndicate Publishing Company, 1912)


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