Enyo bathus

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Enyo bathus
Enyo bathus bathus BMNHE273031 male up.jpg
Type specimen of Enyo bathus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Enyo
Species: E. bathus
Binomial name
Enyo bathus
(Rothschild, 1904)[1]
Synonyms
  • Epistor bathus Rothschild, 1904

Enyo bathus is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Peru and Bolivia.

It is similar to Enyo gorgon and Enyo taedium taedium, but there are no patches of woolly scaling on the abdomen. The forewing upperside is intermediate in pattern between these two species. The anterior half of the wing has a dark brown, median, longitudinal line that diverges apically to form a dark brown triangular patch. The line is followed by a marginal pale brown half-moon shaped patch.

There are probably two to three generations per year.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Enyo bathus bathus (Peru)
  • Enyo bathus otiosus Kernbach, 1957 (Bolivia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-10-19.