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Genus Enyo

Mournful Sphinx - Enyo lugubris - male Mournful Sphinx - Hodges #7851 - Enyo lugubris - female Hummingbird-sized Moth? - Enyo lugubris A large buzzing moth  in the lantana - what is it? - Enyo lugubris Moth_7939 - Enyo lugubris Enyo lugubris - female moth - Enyo lugubris Family Sphingidae - Enyo lugubris
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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 Enyo
Pronunciation
i-NYE-oh (Wikipedia--Enyo)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enyo Hübner, 1819
Explanation of Names
Enyo (Greek Ενυω meaning "warlike" or "horror") was a goddess of war, a companion to the better-known Ares (Wikipedia--Enyo, Theoi Greek Mythology--Enyo). Enyo was associated closely with Eris (strife), and the name of the latter goddess was bestowed upon a genus of jumping spiders.
Numbers
Nearctica (1) lists two species in genus for North America: lugubris and ocypete.
Internet References
Lepidoptera of the French Antilles--Enyo ocypete. Has an excellent photo showing differntiation of e. ocypete vs. lugubris