sphinx moth

noun

Definition of sphinx moth

  1. :  hawk moth The larvae of the hawk or sphinx moth often assume a defensive position in which the front end is raised in a manner suggestive of the Egyptian sphinx.

First Known Use of sphinx moth

1839


Learn More about sphinx moth


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sphinx moth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!