Updated as per AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE SPHINGIDAE OF BOLIVIA, October 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Vladimir Izersky (Junin, Peru, January, 662m) December 22, 2008
Updated as per personal communication with Jose Monzon (Guatemala); May 2009
Updated as per CATE Sphingidae (description; Mexico, Belize, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil); May 20, 2011
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
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I suspect it also flies in Suriname and Guyana.
In both sexes the forewing apex is truncated as opposed to sinuate as in Enyo gorgon. Ground colour is chocolate-brown, almost black in some places. The forewing discal cell is narrower than in either Enyo gorgon or in Enyo taedium taedium.
Bruno Penin reports a February flight in French Guiana.
Vladimir Izersky reports them on the wing in Junin, Peru, in January.
Enyo cavifer male, Coviriali, Junin, Peru,
January 7, 2008, 662m, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.
Larvae feed on Cissus aff. biformifolia, Vitus tiliifolia and other members of the Vitaceae family.
This one was "caught in the act."
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