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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Bombycoidea

Familia: Sphingidae
Subfamilia: Smerinthinae
Tribus: Smerinthini
Genus: Smerinthus
Species: S. astarte – S. caecus – S. cerisyi – S. hamatus – S. jamaicensis – S. kindermannii – S. minor – S. ocellatus – S. planus – S. saliceti – S. szechuanus – S. tokyonis – S. visinskasi

Cassidy, A.C., Allen, M.G. & Harman, T., 2002. The generic position of Smerinthus decoratus Moore (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). Trans. Lep. Soc. Japan, 53(4): 225–228 PDF.Reference page.
Clark, B.P. 1922. Twenty-five new Sphingidae. Proceedings of the New England Zoological Club 8: 1-23. full article BHL. Reference page.
Zolotuhin, V.V. & A. Saldaitis, 2009: Smerinthus visinskasi sp. nov. - a misinterpreted sphingid species from north-western Kazakhstan (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Tinea 20 (5): 312–315.

Smerinthus is a Holarctic genus of hawkmoths in the family Sphingidae. It was described by Pierre André Latreille in 1802.[1] Adults have conspicuous eyespots on the hindwings.

(Smerinthus atlanticus) Austaut, 1890
Smerinthus caecus Menetries, 1857
Smerinthus cerisyi Kirby, 1837
Smerinthus jamaicensis (Drury, 1773)
Smerinthus kindermannii Lederer, 1853
Smerinthus minor Mell, 1937
Smerinthus ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Smerinthus ophthalmica Boisduval, 1855
Smerinthus planus Walker, 1856
Smerinthus saliceti Boisduval, 1875
Smerinthus szechuanus (Clark, 1938)
Smerinthus tokyonis Matsumura, 1921
Smerinthus visinskasi Zolotuhin & Saldaitis, 2009

Nomenclatural note

The name Smerinthus is apparently derived from the Greek feminine noun 'Merinthos', but has been Latinised with the masculine -us ending and is thus, according to the ICZN article 30.1.3,[2] masculine.[3] As the ICZN rules that species names that are adjectives should agree in gender with the genus name, the common use of Smerinthus ocellata for the widespread European species Smerinthus ocellatus is incorrect.

Savela, Markku. "Smerinthus Latreille, [1802]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, 4th Edition, 1999, Article 30.1.3.
Paclt, J. (1978). "The Nomenclature in an important British checklist (1972): part 4: correct gender for some other generic names". Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. 17: 24-26.

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