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Species Erinnyis crameri - Cramer's Sphinx Moth - Hodges#7836

Erinnyis sp - Erinnyis crameri - male 7836  - Erinnyis crameri Erinnyis crameri ? - Erinnyis crameri Erinnyis crameri - 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
Species crameri (Cramer's Sphinx Moth - Hodges#7836)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erinnyis crameri (Schaus, 1898)
Dilophonota crameri Schaus, 1898 (136)
Many synonyms from Central and South America.
There are eight named species of Erinnyis in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Wingspan 83-95 mm. (1), (2)
Key points are the lack of black bands on the dorsal of the gray abdomen, and the underside does not have black spots.
The hindwing is dull orange with a narrow black border along the entire outer margin. (2)
so. CA to so. TX, so. FL / Mex. to C. Amer. / W. Indies - Map (3)
Most records for adults are June through October. (1)
Adults fly year round in southern Florida. (1)
Adults are nectar feeders and are attracted to bouncing bet, Saponaria officinalis L. (3)
Larval hosts include several plants in Apocynaceae (dogbane family). (3)
See Also
Erinnyis obscura *hindwing has dark patch instead of band

Erinnyis lassauxii *abdomen has black and white transverse bands

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Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1971. The Moth of North America Fascicle 21, p. 100, pl. 9.5. (2)
J.P. Tuttle, 2007. Hawk Moths of North America, p. 136, pl. 4.4. (3)
Schaus, W. 1898. Notes on American Sphingidae. Part 2. Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, p. (136)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 21 Sphingidae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1971. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada.
James P Tuttle. 2007. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc.