Enyo cavifer

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Enyo cavifer
Enyo cavifer BMNHE273035 male up.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Enyo
E. cavifer
Binomial name
Enyo cavifer
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)
  • Epistor cavifer Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
  • Thyreus maris Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
  • Enyo cavifer paganus (Kernbach, 1957)

Enyo cavifer is a species of moth in the family Sphingidae. It was described by Rothschild and Jordan, in 1903.[1] It is found from Central America (including Mexico and Belize south) to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Venezuela, French Guiana, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia.

The wingspan is 60–62 mm. Adults are probably on wing in two to three generations per year. They have been recorded from May to June, August to September and from December to January in Costa Rica, in February in French Guiana and in January in Peru.[2]

The larvae feed on Cissus aff. biformifolia, Vitis tiliifolia and other Vitaceae species.


  1. ^ "Enyo cavifer (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903) sec CATE Sphingidae, 2009". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2011-10-19. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Silkmoths". Silkmoths.bizland.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2011-10-19. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)