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Genus Erinnyis

Sphinx Moth? - Erinnyis obscura - female Erinnyis lassauxii Dry Tortugas Sphinx - Erinnyis ello Erinnysis Obscura? - Erinnyis Lassaux's Sphinx - Erinnyis lassauxii Newly eclosed adult - hind wing view - Erinnyis obscura Green Caterpillar - Erinnyis lassauxii Obscure Sphinx larvae - Erinnyis obscura
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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)