Sphingidae of Curacao

Sphingidae of Curacao

Pseudosphinx tetrio on Plumeria, Caracas, Venezuela,
June 21, 2006, courtesy of Manuela Leopardi

This very tentative checklist is a copy of the Sphingidae of Venezuela checklist, due to 1) the proximity of Curacao to northern Venezuela, and 2) the strong flying abilities of members of the Sphingidae family.

If you have corrections to offer, please contact
Bill Oehlke at oehlkew@islandtelecom.com.

All images that I use are credited to respective photographers and those images remain the property of the photographers. Data submissions are also acknowledged.

A September 14, 2012, Google search for "Moths of Curacao" produced the following result:
Coral Reef Photos by Barry B. Brown where Pseudosphinx tetrio, Enyo lugubris, Xylophanes tersa.

I am confident that Curacao is home to many Sphingidae, but there are probably many Sphingidae on the Venezuela list that are from southern Venezuela that would not be found in Curacao. Higher altitude species probably would also not be found on Caracao which has its highest elevation around 372m.

Many thanks to those who have already submitted photos and information. The CATE Sphingidae site has been extremely helpful regarding descriptions and determinations. If there are mistakes on this site, they are my own. Bill Oehlke.


Agrius cingulatus
Amphimoea walkeri
Cocytius antaeus
C. beelzebuth
Cocytius duponchel
Cocytius lucifer
Euryglottis aper
Euryglottis dognini
Euryglottis johannes
Manduca albiplaga
M. corallina
M. d. dalica
M. d. tropicalis
Manduca dilucida
Manduca empusa *1
Manduca extrema
M. florestan
Manduca fosteri
M. franciscae
M. h. hannibal
M. huascara
M. lanuginosa
M. l. lefeburi
M. leucospila
Manduca lichenea
Manduca lucetius
Manduca ochus
Manduca perplexa *2
M. r. rustica
Manduca schausi
Manduca scutata
M. s. paphus
M. trimacula
Manduca vestalis
Morcocy. mortuorum
Neococytius cluentius
Sphinx m. merops

*1 Manduca empusa

*2 Manduca perplexa is now regarded as a synonym of Manduca lucetius


A. gannascus gannascus
A. palmeri
Adhemaris sexoculatus
A. tigrina tigrina
A. ypsilon
Protambulyx euryalus
Protam. eurycles
Protambulyx goeldii
Protambulyx s. strigilis
P. sulphurea MEC


Aellopos clavipes
Aellopos fadus
Aellopos titan titan
Aleuron carinata
Aleuron chloroptera
Aleuron iphis
Aleuron neglectum
Baniwa yavitensis ??
Callionima calliomenae
Call. denticulata
Callionima falcifera
Callionima inuus
Callionima nomius
Callionima pan pan
Callionima parce parce
Enyo gorgon
Enyo lugubris lugubris BB
Enyo ocypete
Enyo taedium
Erinnyis alope
Erinnyis crameri
Erinnyis domingonis
Erinnyis ello ello
Erinnyis impunctata
Erinnyis lassauxi
Erinnyis obscura obscura
Erinnyis oenotrus
Eupy. corvus
Eupyrrhoglossum sagra
Eupyrrhog. venustum
Hemeroplanes ornatus
H. triptolemus
Isognathus allamandae
Isognathus c. caricae
Isognathus excelsior
Isognathus leachi
I. menechus
I. mossi fabiane ?
I. rimosa papayae
Isogna. scyron
Isogna. swainsoni
Isognathus tepuyensis
Kloneus babayaga
Madoryx b. bubastus
Madoryx oiclus oiclus
M. plutonius plutonius
Nyceryx coffeae
Nyceryx cont. cratera
Nyceryx ericea
Nyceryx hyposticta
Nyceryx magna
Nyceryx maxwelli
Nyceryx riscus
Nyceryx stuarti
Nyceryx tacita
Oryba achemenides
Oryba kadeni
P. caliginosa
Pachygonida subhamata
Pachylia darceta
Pachylia ficus
Pachylia syces
Pachylioides resumens
Perigonia ilus
Perigonia lusca
Perigonia pallida
Perigonia pittieri
Perigonia stulta
Phryxus caicus
Pseudosphinx tetrio BB
Stolidoptera tachasara
Unzela japix
Unzela pronoe


Eumorpha adamsi
Eumorpha anchemolus
Eumorpha capronnieri
Eumorpha cissi
Eumorpha fasciata
Eumorpha labruscae
Eum. obliquus
Eumorpha phorbas
E. satellita licaon
Eumorpha triangulum
Eumorpha vitis


Hyles lineata
X. alvarezsierrai
X. a. amadis
X. amadis meridanus
Xylophanes anubus
Xylophanes aristor
X. ceratomioides
X. chiron nechus
Xylophanes clarki ??
Xylophanes crotonis
Xylophanes elara
X. fernandezi
X. fusimacula
X. germen yurakano
X. guianensis
X. hannemani
X. haxairei
Xylophanes libya
Xylophanes loelia
X. macu. maculator
Xylophanes media
Xylophanes neoptolemus
Xylophanes pistacina
Xylophanes ploetzi
Xylophanes pluto
X. porcus continentalis
X. p. porcus
Xylophanes pyrrhus
Xylophanes resta
Xylo. rhodochlora
Xylophanes rufescens
Xylophanes sarae
Xylophanes schausi
Xylophanes tersa tersa BB
X. tersa chaconi
Xylophanes thyelia
Xylophanes titana
Xylophanes turbata
Xylophanes tyndarus

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