Rhodafra marshalli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rhodafra marshalli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Rhodafra
Species: R. marshalli
Binomial name
Rhodafra marshalli
Rothschild & Jordan, 1903[1]

Rhodafra marshalli is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from high, open country from Zimbabwe to Kenya.[2]

The length of the forewings is 23–29 mm. The antennae are whitish and the head and thorax are light olive-brown, but whitish laterally. The abdomen is paler olive-brown with two black lateral spots at the base. The forewings are pale cinnamon buff, densely speckled with blackish. There is a small black stigma and a dark diagonal line running from the apex to the inner margin. The hindwings are rosy red with a large black basal patch and a narrow black submarginal line. The termen and tornus are buff speckled with blackish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African species" (PDF). Biodiversitylibrary.org. Retrieved 2011-10-26.