Sphingidae - Uncovering Gondwana

The Sphingidae or Hawkmoths family comprises over 1,400 species in some 200 genera within three subfamilies (macroglossinae, Smerinthinae and Sphinginae). An Old World origin for the family and basal elements of all three subfamilies has strong support.

Reference:

Yawahara, A.Y., Mignault, A.A., Regier, J.C., Kitching, I.J. and Mitter, C. (2009). PLoS ONE 4 (5), 1-11.

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