Distribution: southern USA to Argentina; Antilles.
Synonyms: Sphinx fegeus Cramer 1780;
Sphinx phegeus Hubner 1819;
Triptogon fegas Menetries 1857;
Epistor luctuosus Boisduval 1875;
Enyo lugubus Boenninghausen 1899.
Source of record: Schreiber (1978); Gowdey (1926); Jamaica is Type Locality
of ssp. latipennis Rothschild & Jordan 1903.
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by d'Abrera (1986) p. 105.
Notes: d'Abrera notes that latipennis has broader wings and a less pronounced forewing apex than typical
lugubris; however, he also notes that the typical form also occurs in Jamaica.
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