Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Enyo Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 132.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Sphinx fegeus Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 56, pl.255, fig.E. [(but included by Hübner as *phegeus, an incorrect spelling).]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1873. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 20. [(as a junior name of lugubris Linnaeus)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Grote cited as type-species Sphinx lugubris Linnaeus, [1771], a nominal species not originally included in Enyo. At the same time, however, Grote placed lugubris as a senior synonym of fegeus, a nominal species originally included in Enyo. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species.
S. fegeus is dated from the wrapper of part 19 of the work, not from the title-page of volume 3 which is dated 1782.

S. fegeus is a junior subjective synonym of Sphinx lugubris Linnaeus, [1771], Mantissa Plantarum (2): 537.

See also: Triptogon Ménétriés, 1857.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list EPISTOR Boisduval, 1875 and TRIPTOGON Ménétriés, 1857 as junior synonyms of ENYO Hübner, 1819.

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