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Sphingidae
890156.007837Erinnyis obscura (Fabricius, 1775) – Obscure Sphinx

Maury Heiman
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Synonymy: Sphinx obscura Fabricius, 1775
Erinnyis cinerosa Grote & Robinson, 1865
Erinnyis conformis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
Dilophonota domingonis Butler, 1875
Dilophonota festa Edwards, 1882
Erinnyis jamaicensis Clark, 1935
Erinnyis pallescens Clark, 1936
Sphinx picta Sepp, 1848
Anceryx rhaebus Boisduval, [1870]
Sphinx rustica Schaller, 1788
Erinnyis socorroensis Clark, 1926
Taxonomic Notes: Erinnyis obscura (Fabricius, 1775) includes as a synonym 7838 Erinnyis domingonis (Butler, 1875) in Tuttle (2007).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Edwards, H., 1882. New species of Heterocera. Papilio: The organ of the New York Entomological Club, 2: 11.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21:p. 101; pl. 9.9, 11. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Erinnyis domingonis.
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Erinnyis obscura
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 137; pl. 4.1-3.
Erinnyis obscura
Maury Heiman
Erinnyis obscura
Arlene Ripley
Erinnyis obscura
Maury Heiman
Erinnyis obscura
60mm – Jim Vargo
Erinnyis obscura
60mm – Jim Vargo
Erinnyis obscura
Randy Hardy LG
on climbing milkweed
Erinnyis obscura
Randy Hardy LG

Erinnyis obscura
Randy Hardy LG
on climbing milkweed
Erinnyis obscura
Randy Hardy LG


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