Erinnyis ello
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Ello Sphinx Moth

Erinnyis ello male, Islamorada, Monroe County, Florida,
December 22, 2008, courtesy of Kevin and Shelby Heeter.

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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Erinnyis Hubner, [1819] ...........
Species: ello Linnaeus, 1758


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Erinnyis ello female, Islamorada, Monroe County, Florida,
November 23, 2008, courtesy of Kevin and Shelby Heeter.

Shelby writes, "These were drawn to the porch light. We have seen the ello moths feeding on cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis.) after dark in the yard."

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