Definition of white–lined sphinx
: an American sphinx moth (Celerio lineata) whose larvae eat the leaves of cotton, apple, grape, currant, and many other plants, whose forewings are olive brown with a longitudinal buff stripe and with most of the veins lined with white, and whose hind wings are black with a central reddish band
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