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Species Enyo ocypete - Hodges#7852

Enyo ocypete
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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 Enyo
Species ocypete (Enyo ocypete - Hodges#7852)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enyo ocypete (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original Combination:
Sphinx ocypete Linnaeus, 1758
Sphinx camertus Cramer, 1779
Explanation of Names
From Greek okypetes (ωκυπετης)- "swift-flying"
Wingspan: 60 mm (1)
Southern United States into neotropics
Adults are on wing year round in the tropics, southern Florida and Louisiana. They are on wing from August to November in the northern part of the range. (1)
Life Cycle
Larvae probably feed on Vitis tiliifolia and other Vitaceae and Dilleniaceae species, such as Vitis, Cissus rhombifolia and Ampelopsis, Tetracera volubilis, Curatella americana, Tetracera hydrophila and Doliocarpus multiflorus. Ludwigia of the Onagraceae family might also be a host plant. (1)
This species is not listed in Covell. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (3)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)
Wikipedia - description & image (1)
Systema naturae, 10th ed., p.489    Linnaeus' original description of the species (in Latin)