Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Bustos (Aguas Blancas, Salta, Argentina, 405m); December 2009
Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, December 2009
Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, December 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Hubert Mayer (male: 60 mm, 170km NE of Curitiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November); June 2, 2014
Updated as per personal communication with Sergio D. Ríos Díaz in CATÁLOGO DE LOS SPHINGIDAE (INSECTA: LEPIDOPTERA) DEPOSITADOS EN EL MUSEO NACIONAL DE HISTORIA NATURAL DEL PARAGUAY; sent to me in July 2014 by Sergio D. Ríos Díaz.
Updated as per personal communication with Joanna Rodriguez Ramirez (Chaco; Misiones; Argentina), January 21, 2015
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Bustos (Shilap revta. lepid. 43 (172) diciembre, 2015, 615-631 eISSN 2340-4078 ISSN 0300-5267), January 4, 2016
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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Haiti is the specimen type locality.
Kitching and Cadiou, 2000, indicate E. domingonis might be a synonym of E. obscura. If they are distinct species, E. domingonis probably has the more limited range indicated above, and it might only be in Venezuela and the Caribbean.
E. obscura would have a much greater range, and the images on this page from Costa Rica, may in fact be E. obscura.
James P. Tuttle reports in his excellent book The Hawk Moths of North America, 2007, that he has reared larvae from eggs of a single female of Erinnyis obscura that have resulted in two different larval colour morphs. The emergent moths from this rearing showed two different adult morphs, a light form and a dark form (previously thought to be domingonis). He also reports there was no consistency between the larval morphs and the adult forms that resulted from them.
I do not know if DNA barcoding has resolved this issue???
I am pretty sure (January 2016) domingonis is a junior synonym of obscura.
Erinnyis domingonis ??, male, 60mm, 170km NE of Curitiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil,
November 1988, courtesy of Hubert Mayer.
Erinnyis domingonis ??, male, 64mm, French Guiana,
December 1988, courtesy of Hubert Mayer.
Adults nectar at flowers.
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