Sphingidae of Peru

Enyo ocypete male, Coviriali. Junin, Peru,
April 14, 2008, 662m, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.

This is a very tentative checklist based primarily on a checklist I had compiled for Ecuador so I fully expect there are omissions and some erroneous inclusions. If you have corrections to offer, please contact
Bill Oehlke at oehlkew@islandtelecom.com.

Many thanks to Vladimir Izersky (vi) who has begun (2008) to send many electronic images with data for Peru.

I have also added some species, based on listing on the CATE (C) website.

Hubert Mayer (hm), Bob Curry (bc) and Peter Bruce-Jones (pbj) have also sent many images from Peru. Bernhard Wenczel indicates Jose Boettger sent him a Protaleuron rhodogaster from Oxacampa, Pasco, Peru, eastern slopes, at elevation of 2512m.

Patrick Demez (pd) sends this beautiful image of Hyles annei.

Hyles annei, Puente Blanco, Ica, southwestern Peru, last week in August, 2009, courtesy of Patrick Demez.

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 cingulatus
Amphimoea walkeri
Cocytius antaeus
Pseudococytius beelzebuth
Amphonyx duponchel
Amphonyx lucifer
Morcocytius mortuorum
Euryglottis albostigmata
Euryglottis aper HM*
Euryglottis davidianus HM
Euryglottis dognini HM*
Euryglot. guttiventris HM
Euryglottis oliver
Lintneria arthuri
Lintneria aurigutta HM
Lintneria merops
Lintneria porioni HM
Manduca albiplaga
Manduca andicola
Manduca clarki
Manduca composi
Manduca dalica dalica
Manduca diffissa
Manduca extrema
Manduca florestan
Manduca hannibal
Manduca lanuginosa
Manduca lefeburei
Manduca lucetius
Manduca leucospila
Manduca mossi
Manduca neglecta
Manduca ochus
Manduca pellenia
Manduca sexta sexta
Manduca trimacula
Manduca vestalis
Neococytius cluentius *


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


Aellopos ceculus
Aellopos clavipes
Aellopos fadus
A. tantalus tantalus
Aellopos titan titan
Aleuron carinata
Aleuron chloroptera
Aleuron cymographus
Aleuron iphis
Aleuron neglectum
Callionima acuta
Callionima calliomenae
Callionima denticulata vi
Callionima inuus vi
Callionima juliane CATE
Callionima nomius vi
Callionima pan
Callionima parce parce
Enyo bathus jh
Enyo cavifer vi
Enyo gorgon vi
Enyo lugubris vi
Enyo ocypete vi
Enyo taedium vi
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
Iso. c. rainermarxi
Isognathus leachi
Isognathus swainsoni pbj
Madoryx b. bubastus
Madoryx oiclus oiclus
M. plutonius plutonius vi
Nyceryx alophus alophus
Nyceryx coffeae
Nyceryx c. continua
Nyceryx continua cratera
Nyceryx ericea
Nyceryx hyposticta vi
Nyceryx lunaris
Nyceryx magma
Nyceryx maxwelli
N. n. nictitans
Nyceryx riscus
Nyceryx stuarti
Nyceryx tacita
Oryba achemenides
Oryba kadeni vi
Pachygonidia caliginosa
Pachygonidia drucei
Pachygonidia hopfferi
Pachygonidia martini
Pachygonidia ribbei
Pachygonidia subhamata
Pachylia darceta
Pachylia ficus *
Pachylia syces syces
Pachylioides resumens
Perigonia grisea
Perigonia lusca
Perigonia stulta
Phryxus caicus vi
Protaleu. rhodogaster bw
Pseudosphinx tetrio
U. j. descrepans ?
Unzela j. japix vi
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 pd
Hyles lineata pd
Xylophanes acrus ?
Xylophanes aglaor ?
Xylophanes amadis
Xylophanes anubus
Xylophanes bilineata C
Xylophanes blanca C
X. ceratomioides
X. chiron chiron
Xylophanes cosmius
Xylophanes crotonis
Xylophanes cyrene
Xylophanes docilis
Xylophanes dolius
Xylophanes fusimacula
Xylophanes guianensis
Xylophanes libya
Xylophanes loelia
Xylophanes macasensis
X. maculator maculator
X. maculator wolfi
Xylophanes media
Xylophanes mirabilis
Xyl. nabuchodonosor pbj
Xylophanes obscurus ?
Xylophanes pistacina
Xylophanes pluto
Xylophanes pyrrhus pbj
Xylophanes resta *
Xylophanes rhodoclora bc
Xylophanes rhodotus
Xylophanes rothschildi
Xylophanes rufescens vi
Xylophanes schwartzi
Xylophanes tersa tersa
Xylophanes thyelia
Xylophanes titana
Xylophanes undata
Xylophanes xylobotes

Nyceryx hyposticta, Coviriali, Junin, Peru,
November 21, 2008, 662m, courtesy of Vladimir Izersky.

Hyles lineata, Puente Blanco, Ica, southwestern Peru, September 30, 2009, courtesy of Patrick Demez.

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Sphingini: Agrius, Amphimoea, Cocytius, Euryglottis, Lintneria, Sphinx
Smerinthini: Adhemarius, Orecta and Protambulyx
Dilophonotini: Aleuron, Enyo, Pachygonidia, Protaleuron and Unzela
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