Guadeloupe, Piton de Sainte-Rose, 2-I-84

Erinnyis alope (Drury 1770)

Sphingidae Macroglossinae

Biology and distribution

Larva on Caricaceae (Carica papaya), Apocynaceae (Allamanda cathartica) and Euphorbiaceae (Manihot esculenta (Chalumeau and Delplanque), Jatropha spp. (Pinchon)).

Common everywhere, in Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Marie-Galante, St-Martin (Pinchon).

St-Lucia (Pinchon).
Greater Antilles.

From southern United States to Argentina.


Similar species

Erinnyis lassauxi (dark hindwings).
Erinnyis crameri (grey abdomen).
Erinnyis oenotrus (border shaded off on hindwings).

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