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890189 – 7862   Eumorpha megaeacus (Hübner, [1819])
Distribution Data for Eumorpha megaeacus
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Distribution: Brownsville TX south to Brazil.
Type locality (eacus): Suriname.
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Synonymy: Daphnis megaeacus Hübner, [1819]
Sphinx eacus Cramer, 1780
Eumorpha megeacus of authors, [no date]
Taxonomic Notes: Eumorpha megaeacus (Hübner, [1819]), proposed by Hübner to replace Sphinx eacus Cramer (1780a: 166), a junior primary homonym of Sphinx aeacus [Denis & Schiffermüller] (1775: 45), now a junior synonym of Zygaena ephialtes coronillae ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775), was misspelled as megeacus and listed as a synonym of 7862 Eumorpha eacus (Cramer, 1780) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist). Kitching & Cadiou (2000), see note 174, restored megaeacus as the valid name, in accordance with ICZN Article 58.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Cramer, P., 1782. Exotic butterflies, 3: 166.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 125; pl. 11.16. order or free PDF
  • Hübner, J., 1816-[1827]. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge, 134.
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Eumorpha megaeacus
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 178; pl. 14.9.
Eumorpha megaeacus
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Eumorpha megaeacus
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