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Genus Erinnyis

Erinnyis alope  large gray caterpillar - Erinnyis ello Ello Sphinx - Erinnyis ello - Erinnyis ello Mystery Caterpillar ID help please - Erinnyis lassauxii Green, Horned caterpillar with eye spot.  ID help please - Erinnyis ello Papaya Hornworm hours before pupating - Erinnyis alope Texas SE Gulf Coast - Erinnyis obscura - male Obscure Sphinx Moth - Erinnyis obscura - female
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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
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)