Rufoclanis fulgurans

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Rufoclanis fulgurans
Rufoclanis fulgurans BMNHE270872 female up.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Rufoclanis
Species: R. fulgurans
Binomial name
Rufoclanis fulgurans
(Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)[1]
  • Polyptychus fulgurans Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Rufoclanis fulgurans is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from dry savanna and bush from Zimbabwe to Tanzania and eastern Kenya.[2]

The length of the forewings is 22–32 mm for males and about 40 mm for females. The forewings are pale pinkish brown with a well defined non-crenulate dark medial line, which runs more or less parallel to the termen. The basal, subbasal, postmedial and subterminal lines are wavy and much less clearly defined. There are two small dark dots at the base, sometimes merging into a single elongated dot. The hindwings are pink with two prominent dark reddish brown spots near the tornus. There is a dark median line on the vertex and dorsum of the thorax.


  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African species" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-01.