A sphinx moth visits the frangipani grove at night. This is why flowers stay open after the sun goes down. A sphinx moth is not a sphinx. The giant hawk moth is not a hawk. Neither is the hummingbird moth — a hawk or a hummingbird. The moths say pupation. Eclosion. In metamorphosis, they grow wings. Mouths. A clothes moth is not about buying clothes. It is about devouring cloth. Moths are insects and not mammals, after all. Moths may sport tawny fur or they may not. Moths may resemble lions or they may not. A moth may unfurl a long thin proboscis to drink nectar from an orchid or not. The bee hawk moth is neither a bee nor a hawk. The elephant hawk moth is neither an elephant nor a hawk. The tiger moth is not a tiger. A luna moth is neither a lunatic nor the moon although it is known as the moon moth.
Nocturnal, it will fly at night but not orbit the moon.