Sphingidae of Guyana

Eumorpha vitis, Starbroek market area, Georgetown, Guyana,
January 17, 2011 courtesy of David Morimoto.

This tentative checklist has recently (February 1, 2011) been created and posted, inspired by a submission from David Morimoto.

I have used the nomenclature from Kitching and Cadiou 2000. I do not have reference material listing the species found in Guyana, but I do have reliable sources for the Sphingidae found in Venezuela and French Guiana. I have made interpolations, and include below those species found in both Venezuela and French Guiana. Thus I have probably omitted some species endemic to Guyana, and there may be some species found in both Venezuela and French Guiana that are not found in Guyana, although that is unlikely. In some cases I have included a ? after the listing because I think the species is probably present although not listed in both Venezuela and French Guiana. I will revise the checklist over time as new data becomes available.

Hemeroplanes triptolemus, Karanambu, Guyana,
November, courtesy of Polly Rothstein via Robert Behrstock, id by Bill Oehlke.

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Agrius cingulatus
Amphimoea walkeri
Cocytius antaeus
Cocytius beelzebuth
Cocytius duponchel
Cocytius lucifer
Cocytius mortuorum ?
Manduca albiplaga
Manduca brunalba ?
Manduca d. dalica
Man. dif. tropicalis
Manduca florestan
Man. h. hannibal ?
Manduca lefeburii ?
Manduca leucospila
Manduca lucetius ?
Manduca rustica
Manduca s. paphus
Manduca vestalis
Neococytius cluentius


Adhem. g. gannascus
Adhemarius palmeri
Adhem. d. daphne ?
Adhem. gagarini
Adhem. sexoculata
Adhemarius ypsilon
Protambulyx eurycles
Protambulyx goeldii
Protambulyx s. strigilis
Protam. sulphurea


Aellopos ceculus
Aellopos clavipes ?
Aellopos fadus
Aellopos titan titan
Aleuron carinata
Aleuron chloroptera
Aleuron iphis
Aleuron neglectum
Baniwa yavitensis ?
Callionima falcifera
Callionima inuus
Callionima nomius
Callionima pan pan
Callionima p. parce
Enyo cavifer
Enyo gorgon
Enyo lugubris lugubris
Enyo ocypete
Erinnyis alope
Erinnyis crameri
Erinnyis domingonis
Erinnyis ello ello
Erinnyis lassauxi
Erinnyis o. obscura
Erinnyis oenotrus
Eupyrrho. sagra
Hemeroplanes ornatus
H. triptolemus
Isogn. allamandae ?
Isognathus c. caricae
Isognathus excelsior
Isognathus leachi
Isognathus menechus
I. rimosa papayae
Isognathus scyron
Isognathus swainsoni
Isognathus tepuyensis
Madoryx b. bubastus
Madoryx oiclus oiclus
M. plutonius plutonius
Nyceryx coffeae
Nyceryx ericea
Nyceryx maxwelli
Nyceryx riscus
Nyceryx stuarti
Nyceryx tacita
Oryba achemenides
Oryba kadeni
P. caliginosa
Pachygonida subhamata ?
Pachylia darceta
Pachylia ficus
Pachylia syces syces
Pachylioides resumens
Perigonia ilus
Perigonia lusca
Perigonia pallida
Perigonia pittieri
Perigonia stulta
Phryxus caicus
Pseudosphinx tetrio
Unzela japix
Unzela pronoe


Eumorpha anchemolus
Eumorpha capronnieri
Eumorpha fasciatus
Eumorpha labruscae
Eumor. megaeacus ?
Eumorpha obliquus
Eumorpha phorbas
E. satellita licaon
Eumorpha vitis


Hyles lineata ?
X. a. amadis
Xylophanes anubus
X. ceratomioides
X. chiron nechus
X. colinae
Xylophanes elara
X. epaphus
X. fusimacula
X. guianensis
X. haxairei
Xylophanes loelia
Xylophanes media
Xyloph. neoptolemus
Xylophanes pistacina
Xylophanes ploetzi
Xylophanes pluto
X. porcus continentalis
Xylophanes rufescens
Xylophanes tersa tersa
Xylophanes thyelia
Xylophanes titana
Xylophanes tyndarus

* Eitschberger, 2002, split specimens previously listed as Adhemarius ypsilon into two species: true ypsilon and roessleri. One or the other, but not both, flies in French Guiana. Eitschberger indicates roessleri.

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Sphingini: Manduca
Sphingini: Agrius, Amphimoea, Cocytius, Amphonyx, Morcocytius, Pseudococytius
Smerinthini: Adhemarius 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 and Xylophanes
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