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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Leptoclanis
Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
Species: L. pulchra
Binomial name
Leptoclanis pulchra
Rothschild & Jordan, 1903[1]

Leptoclanis is a genus of moths in the Sphingidae family, containing one species Leptoclanis pulchra, it is known from Brachystegia woodland from Angola and Zimbabwe to Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and southern Tanzania.[2]

The forewings are 30–35 mm for males and about 40 mm for females. The forewings are creamy green with dark green markings. The hindwings are rosy red, bordered with green. The females are darker than the males and have broader and more rounded wings.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African species" (PDF). Biodiversitylibrary.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2011-11-01.