New York Natural Heritage Program
Gordian Sphinx
Sphinx gordius Cramer, 1779
Kingdom: Animalia

      Phylum: Mandibulates (Mandibulata)

           Class: Insects (Insecta)

                Order: Butterflies, Skippers, and Moths (Lepidoptera)

                     Family: Sphinx or Hawk Moths (Sphingidae)

Comments on the Classification [-]
Older records for this species might include specimens now considered to be Sphinx poecillus, which is a northern and more common species.