Sphingidae of Guyana

Eumorpha vitis, Starbroek market area, Georgetown, Guyana,
January 17, 2011 courtesy of David Morimoto.

This tentative checklist has recently (February 1, 2011) been created and posted, inspired by a submission from David Morimoto.

I have used the nomenclature from Kitching and Cadiou 2000. I do not have reference material listing the species found in Guyana, but I do have reliable sources for the Sphingidae found in Venezuela and French Guiana. I have made interpolations, and include below those species found in both Venezuela and French Guiana. Thus I have probably omitted some species endemic to Guyana, and there may be some species found in both Venezuela and French Guiana that are not found in Guyana, although that is unlikely. In some cases I have included a ? after the listing because I think the species is probably present although not listed in both Venezuela and French Guiana. I will revise the checklist over time as new data becomes available.

Hemeroplanes triptolemus, Karanambu, Guyana,
November, courtesy of Polly Rothstein via Robert Behrstock, id by Bill Oehlke.

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Agrius cingulatus
Amphi. walkeri
Ampho. duponchel
Ampho. lucifer
Coc. antaeus
Manduca albiplaga
Man. brunalba ?
Manduca d. dalica
Man. dif. tropicalis
Manduca florestan
Man. h. hannibal ?
Man. lefeburii ?
Man. leucospila
Man. lucetius ?
Morc. mortuorum ?
Manduca rustica
Manduca s. paphus
Manduca vestalis
Neoc. cluentius
Pseudo. beelzebuth


Ad. gannascus
Adh. palmeri
Adhem. d. daphne ?
Adhem. gagarini
Adhem. sexoculata
Adhemarius ypsilon
Protamb. eurycles
Protamb. goeldii
Protamb. strigilis
Protam. sulphurea


Aellopos ceculus
Aellopos clavipes ?
Aellopos fadus
Aellopos titan titan
Aleuron carinata
A. chloroptera
Aleuron iphis
Aleuron neglectum
Baniwa yavitensis ?
Call. denticulata
Call. falcifera
Callionima inuus
Callionima nomius
Callionima pan pan
Callionima p. parce
Enyo cavifer
Enyo gorgon
Enyo l. lugubris
Enyo ocypete
Erinnyis alope
Erinnyis crameri
Er. domingonis
Erinnyis e. ello
Erinnyis lassauxi
Erinnyis o. obscura
Erinnyis oenotrus
Eupyrrho. sagra
Hemer. ornatus
H. triptolemus
Is. allamandae ?
Is. c. caricae
Is. excelsior
Isognathus leachi
Is. menechus
I. rimosa papayae
Isognathus scyron
Is. swainsoni
Is. tepuyensis
Mad. b. bubastus
Mad. oiclus oiclus
M. p. plutonius
Nyceryx coffeae
Nyceryx ericea
Nyceryx maxwelli
Nyceryx riscus
Nyceryx stuarti
Nyceryx tacita
Oryba achemenides
Oryba kadeni
P. caliginosa
P. subhamata ?
Pachylia darceta
Pachylia ficus
Pachylia s. syces
Pach. resumens
Perigonia ilus
Perigonia lusca
Perigonia pallida
Perigonia pittieri
Perigonia stulta
Phryxus caicus
Pseudosphinx tetrio
Unzela japix
Unzela pronoe


E. anchemolus
E. capronnieri
E. fasciatus
E. labruscae
E. megaeacus ?
Eumorpha obliquus
Eumorpha phorbas
E. sat. licaon
Eumorpha vitis


Hyles lineata ?
X. a. amadis
Xylophanes anubus
X. ceratomioides
X. chiron nechus
X. colinae
Xylophanes elara
X. epaphus
X. fusimacula
X. guianensis
X. haxairei
Xylophanes loelia
Xylophanes media
X. neoptolemus
X. pistacina
Xylophanes ploetzi
Xylophanes pluto
X. p. continentalis
X. rufescens
Xylophanes tersa
Xylophanes thyelia
Xylophanes titana
X. tyndarus

* Eitschberger, 2002, split specimens previously listed as Adhemarius ypsilon into two species: true ypsilon and roessleri. One or the other, but not both, flies in French Guiana. Eitschberger indicates roessleri.

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Sphingini: Manduca
Sphingini: Agrius, Amphimoea, Cocytius, Amphonyx, Morcocytius, Pseudococytius
Smerinthini: Adhemarius and Protambulyx
Dilophonotini: Aleuron, Enyo, Pachygonidia and Unzela
Dilophonotini: Aellopos, Eupyrrhoglossum, Nyceryx and Perigonia
Dilophonotini: Callionima, Erinnyis, Hemeroplanes, Isognathus, Madoryx, Oryba, Pachylia, Pachylioides, Phryxus and Pseudosphinx
Philampelini: Eumorpha
Macroglossini: Hyles and Xylophanes
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