The Sphingidae are moths with normally crepuscular or nocturnal habits,
almost cosmopolitan, medium or large, with fore wings long and pointed. The proboscis is atrophic or short in some species,
in other very long (up to 25 cm); their flight, fast and powerful, makes it possible for some species long journeys;
The larvae are characteristics for a typical horn or wart on the eighth abdominal segment, are hairless, sometimes brightly colored,
and usually very harmful to the trees. In Europe there are about 20 species, including the convolvulus Hawk-moth and hummingbird hawk-moth.