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Genus Erinnyis

Portrait of an Ello Sphinx cat - Erinnyis ello Lassaux's Sphinx - Erinnyis lassauxii Larva - Erinnyis obscura Alope Sphinx - Erinnyis alope alope sphinx caterpillar - Erinnyis alope Caterpillar - Erinnyis obscura Erinnyis ello Erinnyis ello gray larva - Erinnyis ello
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Macroglossinae
Tribe Dilophonotini
Genus Erinnyis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1801 by Franz Paula von Schrank
Explanation of Names
From the Erinyes or Furies, winged goddesses of vengeance in Greek mythology
Numbers
Eight species listed for America, north of Mexico.
Internet References
Fauna Boica, v.2, pt.1, p.152    Schrank's original description of the genus (in German)