Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per http://www.pybio.org/MACROGLOSSINAE.htm (Paraguay), October 2007
Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, October, 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos (Argentina), Ocotber 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Vladimir Izersky (January-February, Coviriali, Junin, Peru, 662m), December 2008
Updated as per Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) de Venezuela, Compilado por: María Esperanza Chacín; December 2009
Updated as per personal communication with Larry valentine (Itanhandu, souther Minas Gerais, Brazil, January 25, 2010); January 2010
Updated as per French Guiana Systematics; April 12, 2011
Updated as per personal communication with Dirk Bayer (larvae: Bon Secour, Alabama, September 4, 2012, October 1, 2010); September 4, 2012
Updated as per personal communication with Jeff Trahan (Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, October 10, 2012); January 15, 2013
Updated as per "A Hawk Moths fauna of southern Maranhão state, Brazil, ... "; NEVA: Jahrgang 34 Heft 3 November 2013; via Jean Haxaire; April 5, 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 Tony James (male: 73mm, Radisson, Panama, Panama, April 19, 2015); May 6 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
Updated as per personal communication with Jean Haxaire, (La Vega, Dominican Republic); March 13, 2017
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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It would also be found in most, if not all, of the Carribean Islands. Jean Haxaire provides a beautiful image of Enyo lugubris from the Dominican Republic.
Enyo lugubris nectaring at Sarracenia alata, October 17, 2008, 50m,
Sabine National Forest, Jasper County, Texas, courtesy of Wolfgang Stuppy.
In the United States the moth has been taken from Arizona east to Florida and north to South Carolina. Strays sometimes appear in Arkansas and as far north as Illinois, Michigan and New York. Antigua is the specimen type locality.
Visit Stepanie Sanchez's Enyo lugubris images from southern Florida.
Visit Enyo lugubris, Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida, August 30, 2013, Greg Roehm.
Visit Enyo lugubris, Islamorada, Monroe Co., Florida, December 22, 2008, Shelby Heeter.
Visit Enyo lugubris, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, October 10, 2012, Jeff Trahan.
Visit Enyo lugubris, Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, October 29, 2011, 7:00 pm, Jorge Crespo.
Visit Enyo lugubris, Hinesville, Liberty Co., Georgia, Nicole Janke.
Visit Enyo lugubris, male and female, Panama, April, 2015, Tony James.
Visit Enyo lugubris, Macico do Baturite, Aratuba, Ceara, May 12, 2016, courtesy of Meremii Souza.
Visit Enyo lugubris, male and female, live and spread, Coviriali, Junin, Peru, 662m, January 10 and February 9, 2008, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.
The body and wings are dark brown. The forewing has a large black patch covering most of the outer half of the wing. There is a pale tan cell spot (dark inner pupil), and a fairly straight median line to the inside of the cell spot.
Sphinx fegeus Cramer, 1780, Surinam, is same as
Enyo lugubris lugubris.
Enyo lugubris lugubris, Yasuni, Ecuador, September 10, 2002 - 10:28 PM, courtesy of Steve Graser.
Visit Enyo lugubris, Misiones, Argentina.
Enyo lugubris, Anna Maria Island, Florida, November 20, 2006, courtesy of Juergen Lachmann.
In Bolivia there are records for January, March, and June-December.
Vladimir Izersky reports them on the wing in January-February in Peru.
Larry Valentine reports a January flight in Itanhandu, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Visit Enyo lugubris recto and verso, Itanhandu, Minas Gerais, Brazil, January 25, 2010.
Enyo lugubris, Miami Dade County, Florida, December 10, 2004, courtesy of Lisa D. Anness.
Moths can emerge from pupae in as few as seventeen days, maybe less! Ignez de Castro in Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Enyo lugubris, larvae (different colour forms), Bon Secour, Alabama,
September 4, 2012, courtesy of Dirk Bayer.
Enyo lugubris, larva, Bon Secour, Alabama,
September 4, 2012, courtesy of Dirk Bayer.
The "horn" is very long in early instars and head is relatively large. As the larva matures, the body develops rapidly, leaving the head relatively small and the "horn" relatively short.
Enyo lugubris lugubris male (light phase) courtesy of Vernon Brou.
Enyo lugubris lugubris female (light phase) courtesy of Vernon Brou.
Enyo lugubris lugubris female (dark phase) courtesy of Vernon Brou.
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