Enyo latipennis
ih-NYE-oh mm lagh-tih-PEN-nihs
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903) Epistor

Enyo latipennis courtesy of Jean Haxaire.

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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Dilophonotini, Burmeister, 1878
Genus: Enyo Hubner, [1819] ...........
Species: lugubris latipennis (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)


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Enyo latipennis (Wing span: mm) flies in Jamaica, the specimen type locality. It was formerly classified as a subspecies of Enyo lugubris.

The pronunciation of scientific names is troublesome for many. The "suggestion" at the top of the page is merely a suggestion. It is based on commonly accepted English pronunciation of Greek names and/or some fairly well accepted "rules" for latinized scientific names.

The suggested pronunciations, on this page and on other pages, are primarily put forward to assist those who hear with internal ears as they read.

There are many collectors from different countries whose intonations and accents would be different.

Enyo is chosen as the genus name either for 1) the Greek goddess of war and waster of cities, who is sometimes depicted as the daughter of Ares, but also as his mother or his sister, or for 2) one of the Graeae, the three 'old women' identified with Bellona in Rome.

In Greek mythology she appears covered in blood, and striking attitudes of violence.

In Latin "lati" means wide and "pennis" means feathers. The anal tufts or "feathers" MAY ? be wide in fresh specimens.


Enyo latipennis probably has two to three broods annually.


Adults eclose from pupae formed in subterranean chambers.


Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the abdomen. Both males and females nectar at flowers.


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