The family Sphingidae contains 1,450 species globally with concentration in the tropics. They are medium to large moths with narrow wings and streamlined abdomens allowing them agile and sustained flight, which is distinguishable from other moths.

Some species such as the hummingbird hawk-moth are able to hover in midair while they feed on nectar from flowers, and are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds. Sphingids have been much studied for their flight, especially their ability to move rapidly from side to side while hovering. This is thought to have evolved to deal with ambush predators such as flower mantis and crab spiders that lie in wait in flowers.

Sphingids are some of the fastest flying insects, capable of speeds up to 19 km/h. They have wingspans from 40–100mm. Prior to flight, most species shiver their flight muscles to warm them up, and, during flight, body temperatures may surpass 40 °C.

Source: Wikipedia

Subfamily Macroglossinae
(Macroglossine Sphinx Moths)

Tribe Macroglossini

Acosmeryx anceus
(Sarawak, Malaysia)
Cechenena helops
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Daphnis hypothous
(Singapore)
Daphnis nerii
(Singapore)
Elibia Dolichus
(Doi Inthanon, Thailand)
Eupanacra busiris
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Hippotion eson
(Antananarivo, Madagascar)
Hippotion velox
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Pergesa acteus (Singapore)
Theretra lucasii (Singapore)
Theretra oldenlandiae
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Xylophanes ceratomioides
(Sumaco, Ecuador)
Xylophanes mirabilis
(Tandayapa, Ecuador)
Xylophanes thyelia
(Tandayapa, Ecuador)
Xylophanes vagliai
(Tandayapa, Ecuador)

Subfamily Smerinthinae

Tribe Ambulycini

Ambulyx canescens
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Ambulyx pryeri (Singapore)
Ambulyx sericeipennis
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Ambulyx substrigilis
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Ambulyx tattina
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Amplypterus panopus(Singapore)
Protambulyx euryalus
(Sumaco, Ecuador)

Tribe Sichiini

Daphnusa ocellaris
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Daphnusa ocellaris
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Daphnusa sp.
(Khao Sok, Thailand)
Marumba cristata
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Marumba spectabilis
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Marumba tigrina
(Sabah, Malaysia)

Tribe Smerinthini

Adhemarius sp.
(Tandayapa, Ecuador)
Smerinthulus quadripunctatus
(Sabah, Malaysia)

Subfamily Sphinginae

Tribe Sphingini

Acherontia lachesis
(Singapore)
Acherontia lachesis
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Megacorma obliqua
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Meganoton nyctiphanes
(Singapore)
Notonagemia analis
(Sabah, Malaysia)
Psilogramma menephron
(Singapore)
Xanthopan morganii
(Ranomafana, Madagascar)

Unidentified Sphingidae

Sphingidae 0F1A2284
(Milpe, Ecuador)
Sphingidae 0F1A5725
(Sumaco, Ecuador)
Sphingidae 0F1A5733
(Sumaco, Ecuador)
Sphingidae 0F1A6222
(Sumaco, Ecuador)
Sphingidae 0F1A8980
(Tandayapa, Ecuador)
Sphingidae 0F1A8998
(Tandayapa, Ecuador)
Sphingidae 0F1A9757
(Tandayapa, Ecuador)