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
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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
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 domngonis). He also reports there was no consistency between the larval morphs and the adult forms that resulted from them.
Adults nectar at flowers.
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