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890087 – 7772   Cocytius antaeus (Drury, 1773)
             Giant Sphinx

© Gary Goss
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sphinx antaeus Drury, 1773
Sphinx annonae Shaw, [1802]
Macrosila anthaeus Herrich-Schäffer, 1865
Sphinx caricae Müller, 1774
Cocytius henrici Pinchon, 1969
Sphinx hydaspus Cramer, 1777
Sphinx iatrophae Fabricius, 1775
Sphinx medor Stoll, 1782
Amphonyx tapayusa Moore, 1883
  • 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. 24; pl. 1.4. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Bill Oehlke's moth website - Cocytius antaeus
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuttle, J. P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America: p. 45; pl. 10.5.
Cocytius antaeus
© Carol Wolf
Cocytius antaeus
© Carol Wolf
Cocytius antaeus
© Aaron Cavosie
Cocytius antaeus
165mm – © Archbold Biological Station
Cocytius antaeus
160mm – © Jim Vargo
Cocytius antaeus
© Alan Chin-Lee

Cocytius antaeus
© Richard Crook LG

Cocytius antaeus
© Teá Montagna LG
5th Instar on Annona glabra
Cocytius antaeus
© Teá Montagna LG
3rd Instar on Annona glabra

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