Temnora marginata

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Temnora marginata
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T. marginata
Binomial name
Temnora marginata
(Walker, 1856)[1]
Synonyms
  • Darapsa marginata Walker, 1856
  • Diodosida brunnea Rothschild, 1894

Temnora marginata is a moth of the family Sphingidae first described by Francis Walker in 1856. It is known from savannah and woodland in eastern and southern Africa.[2]

The length of the forewings is 21–23 mm. The forewing outer margin is even, excavate below the apex and above the tornus and convex between. The forewing upperside ground colour is dark brown with purple overtones. The hindwings are dark orange brown, with an inconspicuous brown marginal band.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Temnora marginata marginata
  • Temnora marginata comorana Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Comoro Islands)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-10-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Carcasson, R. H. (1967). "Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African species". Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society and National Museum. 26 (3): 1–173 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.