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890173 – 7852   Enyo ocypete (Linnaeus, 1758)
Distribution Data for Enyo ocypete
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Distribution: Suggested by Heppner as a species straying into, but not breeding in, Florida. Tuttle (2007) mentions specimens from the Florida Keys and the possibility that they might be breeding there.
Similar Species:
  • 7851 Enyo lugubris females lack the wide dark band at the base of the abdomen found in ocypete. Males lack the white patch along the inner margin of the hindwing. (See Bill Oehlke's species page for Enyo ocypete.) Hodges (1971) mentions that the dark labial palpi of ocypete will separate it from lugubris.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx ocypete Linnaeus, 1758
Sphinx camertus Cramer, 1779
Sphinx danum Cramer, 1779
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 114; pl. 10.9. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Enyo ocypete
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 156; pl. 13.2.
Enyo ocypete
- [00-SRNP-12172] – Janzen & Hallwachs
Enyo ocypete
60mm - Yucatan Peninsula, MX – Jim Vargo

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