Aellopos tantalus

Distribution: southern USA to Paraguay.
Type locality: 'Tropical America'.
Synonyms: Sphinx ixion Linnaeus 1758; Sphinx zonata Drury 1773; Sphinx terpunctata Goeze 1780; Macroglossa sisyphus Burmeister 1856.
Source of record: Gowdey (1926).
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by d'Abrera (1986) p. 111.
Notes: this record may be a misidentification for A. clavipes eumelas (see notes under previous species). According to Cadiou (pers. comm. 1989) there is no positive record for Jamaica but it may well occur there. The illustration is modified from Seitz (1925) pl. 98B, pl. g1.