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Genus Erinnyis

Ello Sphinx - Hodges #7834 - Erinnyis ello - male unknown moth - Erinnyis ello Erinnyis sp.? - Erinnyis ello - male sphingid - Erinnyis obscura Sphinx 1 - Erinnyis obscura Erinnyis obscura - Obscure Sphinx - Hodges#7837? - Erinnyis obscura - male Erinnyis ello - male Large hawk moth - Erinnyis lassauxii
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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)