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Erinnyis oenotrus  Cramer's sphinx,Erinnyis oenotrus,Geotagged,Paraguay,Summer,moths,sphingidae Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Based only in external morphological details, such as the wing shape and also the wing/thorax/abdomen patterns, it probably seems more Erinnyis oenotrus: http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/sites/sphingidae.myspecies.info/files/Erinnyis_oenotrus_BMNHE273254_male_up.jpg

    Compared with Erinnyis crameri http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/sites/sphingidae.myspecies.info/files/Erinnyis_crameri_BMNHE273256_male_up.jpg the patterns are different and also the wings are much more broader.

    A second opinion would be great :)
    Cheers*
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Many thanks for the feedback RMFelix. You are probably right, but your suggestion for a second opinion seems good. Posted 3 years ago
      1. I believe you can proceed with the ID, Erinnyis oenotrus.
        Cheers*
        Posted 3 years ago
    2. I agree with male Erinnyis oenotrus, the pattern of the female is also different.
      http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7835
      http://www7.inra.fr/papillon/sphingid/texteng/e_oenotr.htm
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. Indeed, great! Thanks for confirming the ID, Cheers* Posted 3 years ago
      2. Thank you WildFlower. Your kindness and willingness is mucha appreciated in confirming RMFelix's ID. Posted 3 years ago

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The Oenotrus Sphinx is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical lowlands in Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina, north through Central America, Mexico and the West Indies. Occasional strays have been recorded from Florida and southern Texas.

The wingspan is 73–86 mm. The underside of the abdomen has two black spots. The forewing of the males is dark brown, while it is gray with mottled brown markings in females. The black border of the hindwing.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Tito Lahaye
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Uploaded Mar 31, 2016. Captured Mar 19, 2016 21:04 in Ruta Barrero - Piribebuy, Paraguay.
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