. A manual for the study of insects. Insects. il2 THE STUDY OF INSECTS. rigid and motionless for hours. When in this attitude they are supposed to resemble the Egyptian Sphinx, and so the typical genus was named Sphinx and the family the Sphingidae. But we think they deserve the name independently of their habits because of the riddle they constantly propound to us as to why they wear this horn on the rear end of the body instead of on the head, where it ought to be in order to be of. Fig, 408.—Sphinx chersis^ larva. any use whatever as a horn. These caterpillars are usually of some shade of g

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. A manual for the study of insects. Insects. il2 THE STUDY OF INSECTS. rigid and motionless for hours. When in this attitude they are supposed to resemble the Egyptian Sphinx, and so the typical genus was named Sphinx and the family the Sphingidae. But we think they deserve the name independently of their habits because of the riddle they constantly propound to us as to why they wear this horn on the rear end of the body instead of on the head, where it ought to be in order to be of. Fig, 408.—Sphinx chersis^ larva. any use whatever as a horn. These caterpillars are usually of some shade of g Stock Photo
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. A manual for the study of insects. Insects. il2 THE STUDY OF INSECTS. rigid and motionless for hours. When in this attitude they are supposed to resemble the Egyptian Sphinx, and so the typical genus was named Sphinx and the family the Sphingidae. But we think they deserve the name independently of their habits because of the riddle they constantly propound to us as to why they wear this horn on the rear end of the body instead of on the head, where it ought to be in order to be of. Fig, 408.—Sphinx chersis^ larva. any use whatever as a horn. These caterpillars are usually of some shade of g
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. A manual for the study of insects. Insects. il2 THE STUDY OF INSECTS. rigid and motionless for hours. When in this attitude they are supposed to resemble the Egyptian Sphinx, and so the typical genus was named Sphinx and the family the Sphingidae. But we think they deserve the name independently of their habits because of the riddle they constantly propound to us as to why they wear this horn on the rear end of the body instead of on the head, where it ought to be in order to be of. Fig, 408.—Sphinx chersis^ larva. any use whatever as a horn. These caterpillars are usually of some shade of green and often are ornamented with a series of diagonal stripes along each side. Most species pass the pupa state in the ground in simple cells made in the earth ; some, however, transform on the surface of the ground in imperfect cocoons composed of leaves fastened together with silk. Nearly one hundred species of Hawk-moths occur in this country. The following are some of the more common ones.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Comstock, John Henry, 1849-1931; Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930. joint author. Ithaca, N. Y. , Comstock Pub. Co.