Distribution: Mexico to northern Argentina; Antilles.
Type locality: Jamaica.
Synonyms: Sphinx sagittata Goeze 1780;
Sphinx butus Fabricius 1787;
Sphinx batus Fabricius 1787;
Choerocampa druryi Boisduval 1875.
Source of record: Gowdey (1926); Schreiber (1978).
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by d'Abrera (1986) p. 175.
Notes: two forms of this species are found in Jamaica - one brown and one green, as
illustrated . Various subspecific names - such as nechus Cramer 1777
and lucianus Rothschild & Jordan 1906 have
been proposed for this specices, but the differences do not appear to be huge.
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