Sphingidae of Peru

Enyo ocypete male, Coviriali. Junin, Peru,
April 14, 2008, 662m, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.

This is a very tentative checklist based primarily on a checklist I had compiled for Ecuador so I fully expect there are omissions and some erroneous inclusions. If you have corrections to offer, please contact
Bill Oehlke at oehlkew@islandtelecom.com.

Many thanks to Vladimir Izersky (vi) who has begun (2008) to send many electronic images with data for Peru.

I have also added some species, based on listing on the CATE (C) website.

Hubert Mayer (hm), Bob Curry (bc) and Peter Bruce-Jones (pbj) have also sent many images from Peru as has Vadim Kroutov (VK). Bernhard Wenczel indicates Jose Boettger sent him a Protaleuron rhodogaster from Oxacampa, Pasco, Peru, eastern slopes, at elevation of 2512m.

Patrick Demez (pd) sends this beautiful image of Hyles annei.

Hyles annei, Puente Blanco, Ica, southwestern Peru, last week in August, 2009, courtesy of Patrick Demez.

The Cocytius species were recently reassigned to several different genera: Amphonyx, Pseudococytius, Morcocytius. I have listed them alphabetically as they would appear in older Cocytius assignment with new genera designations. Cocytius macasensis is now regarded as a junior synonym of Amphonyx lucifer.

Sphinx merops judsoni has been equated with nominate merops, and I have followed Tuttle's movement of South American and Central American Sphinx species back to Lintneria genus. Hence Lintneria arthuri and Lintneria merops.

Many thanks to Frank Steiger who confirms both Nyceryx maxwelli and Protoleuron herbini.

I have added, February 26, 2015, Xylophanes epaphus to this list, based on personal communication with Vadim Kroutov.


Agrius cingulata
Amphimoea walkeri
Cocytius antaeus
Pseudoc. beelzebuth
Amphonyx duponchel
Amphonyx lucifer
Morcoc. mortuorum
Euryg. albostigmata
Euryglottis aper HM*
Eury. davidianus HM
Eurygl. dognini HM*
Eury. guttiventris HM
Euryglottis oliver
Lintneria arthuri
Lint. aurigutta HM
Lintneria merops
Lintneria porioni HM
Manduca albiplaga
Manduca andicola
Manduca chinchilla
Manduca clarki
Manduca composi
Manduca dalica dalica
Manduca diffissa
Manduca extrema
Manduca florestan
Manduca hannibal
Manduca lanuginosa
Manduca lefeburei
Manduca lucetius
Manduca leucospila
Manduca mossi
Manduca neglecta
Manduca ochus
Manduca pellenia
Manduca rustica VK
Manduca sexta sexta
Manduca trimacula
Manduca vestalis
Neococ. cluentius *


Adhemarius daphne
Adhemarius dentoni
A. gannascus pbj
Adhemarius palmeri
Adhem. sexoculata *
Adhem. tigrina pbj
Adhemarius ypsilon
Orecta venedictoffae
Protambulyx euryalus
Protambulyx eurycles
Protambulyx goeldii
Protamb. ockendeni
Protambulyx s. strigilis


Aellopos ceculus
Aellopos clavipes
Aellopos fadus
A. tantalus tantalus
Aellopos titan titan
Aleuron carinata
Aleuron chloroptera
Aleuron cymographus
Aleuron iphis
Aleuron neglectum
Callionima acuta
C. calliomenae
C. denticulata vi
Callionima guiarti
Callionima inuus vi
C. juliane CATE
Callionima nomius vi
Callionima pan
Callionima parce parce
Enyo bathus jh
Enyo cavifer vi
Enyo gorgon vi
Enyo lugubris vi
Enyo ocypete vi
Enyo taedium vi
Erinnyis alope
Erinnyis crameri
Erinnyis ello ello
Erinnyis lassauxi
Erinn. o. obscura
Erinnyis oenotrus
Eupyrrhoglos. corvus
Eupyrrhoglos. sagra
Hemeroplanes diffusa
H. longistriga
Hemeroplanes ornatus
H. triptolemus
Iso. c. rainermarxi
Isognathus leachi
Iso. swainsoni pbj
Madoryx b. bubastus
Madoryx oiclus oiclus
M. p. plutonius vi
Nyceryx a. alophus
Nyceryx coffeae
Nyceryx c. continua
Ny. cont. cratera
Nyceryx ericea
Nyceryx hyposticta vi
Nyceryx lunaris
Nyceryx magma
Nyceryx maxwelli fs
N. n. nictitans
Nyceryx riscus
Nyceryx stuarti
Nyceryx tacita
Oryba achemenides
Oryba kadeni vi
Pachyg. caliginosa
Pachygonidia drucei
Pachygonidia hopfferi
Pachygonidia martini
Pachygonidia ribbei
Pachyg. subhamata
Pachylia darceta
Pachylia ficus *
Pachylia syces syces
Pachylioides resumens
Perigonia grisea
Pergonia ilus
Perigonia lusca
Perigonia stulta
Phryxus caicus vi
Protoleuron herbini fs
Prot. rhodogaster bw
Pseudosphinx tetrio
U. j. descrepans ?
Unzela j. japix vi
Unzela pronoŽ pronoŽ


Eumorpha adamsi
Eumorpha anchemolus
Eumorpha capronnieri
Eumorpha cissi
Eumorpha drucei
Eumorpha eacus
Eumorpha fasciata
Eumorpha labruscae
Eumorpha macasensis
Eumorpha obliquus
Eumorpha phorbas
Eumorpha satellitia
Eumorpha triangulum
Eumorpha vitis
Eumorpha zaplutus


Hyles annei pd
Hyles lineata pd
Xylophanes acrus ?
Xylophanes aglaor ?
Xyl. alexandrei
Xylophanes amadis
Xylophanes anubus
Xylophanes bilineata C
Xylophanes blanca C
X. ceratomioides
X. chiron chiron
Xylophanes cosmius
Xylophanes crotonis
Xylophanes cyrene
Xylophanes docilis
Xylophanes dolius
Xyloph. epaphus VK
Xylophanes fusimacula
Xylophanes guianensis
Xyl. lamontagnei VK
Xylophanes libya
Xylophanes loelia
Xyl. macasensis
X. mac. maculator
X. mac. wolfi
Xylophanes mariae jh
Xylophanes media
Xylophanes mirabilis
X. nabuchodon. pbj
Xyl. obscurus vk
Xyl. ockendeni VK
Xylophanes pistacina
Xylophanes pluto
Xylophanes porioni
Xyl. pyrrhus pbj
Xylophanes resta *
Xyl. rhodoclora bc
Xylophanes rhodotus
Xylophanes rothschildi
Xyl. rufescens vi
Xyl. sch. serenus vk
Xylophanes schwartzi
Xylophanes tersa tersa
Xylophanes thyelia
Xylophanes titana
Xylophanes undata
Xylophanes xylobotes

Nyceryx hyposticta, Coviriali, Junin, Peru,
November 21, 2008, 662m, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.

Hyles lineata, Puente Blanco, Ica, southwestern Peru, September 30, 2009, courtesy of Patrick Demez.

Go to Main Sphingidae Index

Go to Indices of Nations

Use your browser "Back" button to return to the previous page.

This page is brought to you by Bill Oehlke and the WLSS. Pages are on space rented from Bizland. If you would like to become a "Patron of the Sphingidae Site", contact Bill.

Please send sightings/images to Bill. I will do my best to respond to requests for identification help.

Visit Peru Thumbnail Checklists:

Sphingini: Manduca
Sphingini: Agrius, Amphimoea, Cocytius, Euryglottis, Lintneria, Sphinx
Smerinthini: Adhemarius, Orecta and Protambulyx
Dilophonotini: Aleuron, Enyo, Pachygonidia, Protaleuron 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

Show appreciation for this site by clicking on flashing butterfly to the left.
The link will take you to a page with links to many insect sites.