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890157 – 7835   Erinnyis oenotrus (Cramer, 1782)
             Oleander Sphinx

- Cayman Islands - Gary J. Goss
Distribution: Suggested by Heppner as a species straying into, but not breeding in, Florida.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx oenotrus Cramer, 1780
Dilophonota aenotrus Butler, 1878
Dilophonota hippothoon Burmeister, 1878
Erinnyis melancholica Grote, 1865
Sphinx penaeus Fabricius, 1787
Zonilia peneus Walker, 1856
Anceryx piperis Grote & Robinson, 1868
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 100; pl. 9.1. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Erinnyis oenotrus
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 138; pl. 13.5.
Erinnyis oenotrus
- 80mm – Jim Vargo
Erinnyis oenotrus
- 80mm – Jim Vargo

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