Sphinx moths, members of the family Sphingidae, are important pollinators. Also known as hawk moths, these medium to large moths coevolved with orchids. Most are nocturnal, though some, like the bumblebee or hummingbird moths, nectar during the day. Sphinx moths prefer pale flowers with deep nectar wells. In some species of Sphingids, the proboscis
may be a foot long! These moths are fast and strong fliers, with thick bodies and pointed abdomens.