Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Enyo Hübner, 1819
Verz. bekannt. Schmett.
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : DILOPHONOTINI : DILOPHONOTINA
3: 56, pl.255, fig.E.
[(but included by Hübner as *phegeus, an incorrect spelling).]
by subsequent designation by
Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci.
[(as a junior name of lugubris Linnaeus)]
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-
Grote cited as type-species Sphinx lugubris Linnaeus, , 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, , 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.
Learn more about Sphingidae in Wikipedia
Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to ENYO and included species.