Sphingidae of Ecuador

Xylophanes ceratomioides, Septimo Paraiso Lodge, Mindo, Pichincha Province, Ecuador,
March 4, 2005; 4,200' elevation, courtesy of Robert Behrstock.

Although I believe these checklists contain only species within Ecuador, I fully expect there are omissions. If you have corrections to offer, please contact
Bill Oehlke at oehlkew@islandtelecom.com.

The Cocytius species were recently reassigned to several different genera: Amphonyx, Pseudococytius, Morcocytius. I have listed them alphabetically as they would appear in older Cocytius assignment with new genera designations. Cocytius macasensis is now regarded as a junior synonym of Amphonyx lucifer.

Sphinx merops judsoni has been equated with nominate merops, and I have followed Tuttle's movement of South American and Central American Sphinx species back to Lintneria genus. Hence Lintneria arthuri and Lintneria merops.


Agrius cingulata
Amphimoea walkeri
Cocytius antaeus
Pseudococytius beelzebuth
Amphonyx duponchel
Amphonyx lucifer
Morcocytius mortuorum
Euryglottis albostigmata
Euryglottis aper
Euryglottis davidianus
Euryglottis dognini
Euryglottis guttiventris
Lintneria arthuri
Lintneria merops HM
Manduca albiplaga
Manduca andicola
Manduca clarki
Manduca composi
Manduca contracta
Manduca dalica dalica
Manduca diffissa
M. diff. petuniae IK
Manduca extrema
Manduca florestan
Manduca hannibal
Manduca lanuginosa
Manduca lefeburei
Manduca lucetius
Manduca leucospila
Manduca mossi IK
Manduca neglecta
Manduca ochus
Manduca pellenia
Manduca rustica MV
Manduca schausi
Manduca scutata
Manduca sexta sexta
Manduca trimacula
Manduca vestalis
Neococytius cluentius


Adhemarius dentoni
A. gannascus gannascus
Adhemarius palmeri HM
Adhemaris sexoculata
Adhemarius tigrina HM
Adhemarius ypsilon
Orecta venedictoffae
Protambulyx euryalus
Protambulyx eurycles
Protambulyx goeldii
Protambulyx s. strigilis


Aellopos ceculus
Aellopos clavipes
Aellopos fadus
A. tantalus tantalus
Aellopos titan titan
Aleuron carinata
Aleuron chloroptera
Aleuron cymographum
Aleuron iphis
Aleuron neglectum
Callionima acuta
Callionima calliomenae
Callionima denticulata
Callionima inuus
Callionima nomius
Callionima pan
Callionima parce parce
Enyo bathus
Enyo cavifer
Enyo gorgon
Enyo lugubris lugubris
Enyo ocypete
Enyo taedium
Erinnyis alope
Erinnyis crameri
Erinnyis ello ello
Erinnyis lassauxi
Erinnyis obscura obscura
Erinnyis oenotrus
Eupyrrhoglossum corvus
Eupyrrhoglossum sagra
Hemeroplanes diffusa
H. longistriga
Hemeroplanes ornatus
H. triptolemus
Isognathus leachi
Isognathus swainsoni
Madoryx bubastus bubastus
Madoryx oiclus oiclus
M. plutonius plutonius
Nyceryx alophus alophus
Nyceryx coffeae
Nyceryx ericea
Nyceryx hyposticta
Nyceryx lunaris
Nyceryx magma
Nyceryx maxwelli
N. n. nictitans
Nyceryx riscus
Nyceryx stuarti
Nyceryx tacita
Oryba achemenides
Oryba kadeni
Pachygonidia caliginosa
Pachygonidia drucei
Pachygonidia hopfferi
Pachygonidia martini
Pachygonidia odile
Pachygonidia ribbei
Pachygonidia subhamata
Pachylia darceta
Pachylia ficus
Pachylia syces syces
Pachylioides resumens
Perigonia grisea
Perigonia ilus
Perigonia interrupta
Perigonia lusca
Perigonia stulta
Phryxus caicus
Pseudosphinx tetrio
U. japix descrepans
Unzela japix japix
Unzela pronoŽ pronoŽ


Eumorpha adamsi
Eumorpha anchemolus
Eumorpha capronnieri
Eumorpha cissi
Eumorpha drucei
Eumorpha eacus
Eumorpha fasciata
Eumorpha labruscae
Eumorpha macasensis
Eumorpha obliqua
Eumorpha phorbas
Eumorpha satellitia
Eumorpha triangulum
Eumorpha vitis


Hyles annei
Hyles lineata
Phanoxyla hystrix
Xylophanes acrus
Xylophanes agilis
Xylophanes aglaor
Xylophanes anubus
X. amadis cyrene
X. aristor
X. ceratomioides
X. chiron chiron
Xylophanes cosmius
Xylophanes crotonis
Xylophanes docilis
Xylophanes dolius
Xylophanes fusimacula
Xylophanes guianensis
Xylophanes kiefferi
Xylophanes libya
Xylophanes loelia
Xylophanes macasensis
X. maculator maculator
X. maculator wolfi
Xylophanes media
Xylophanes mirabilis
Xylophanes pistacina
Xylophanes pluto
X. por. continentalis
Xylophanes pyrrhus
Xylophanes rhodoclora
Xylophanes rothschildi
Xylophanes schwartzi
Xylophanes tersa tersa
Xylophanes thyelia
Xylophanes titana
Xylophanes tyndarus
Xylophanes undata
Xylophanes xylobotes

Eumorpha anchemolus, Napo Wildlife Center (00 31 29 S, 076,26 24 W), Ecuador,
July 4, 2010, 220 meters, photographed by Jean-Paul Lenglet, submitted by Gerard Boulay,
tentative id and slight digital repair by Bill Oehlke.

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Sphingini: Manduca
Sphingini: Agrius, Amphimoea, Cocytius, Euryglottis, Lintneria, Sphinx
Smerinthini: Adhemarius, Orecta and Protambulyx
Dilophonotini: Aleuron, Enyo, Pachygonidia and Unzela
Dilophonotini: Aellopos, Eupyrrhoglossum, Nyceryx and Perigonia
Dilophonotini: Callionima, Erinnyis, Hemeroplanes, Isognathus, Madoryx, Oryba, Pachylia, Pachylioides, Phryxus and Pseudosphinx
Philampelini: Eumorpha
Macroglossini: Hyles, Phanoxyla and Xylophanes