Temnora wollastoni

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Temnora wollastoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Temnora
Species: T. wollastoni
Binomial name
Temnora wollastoni
Rothschild & Jordan, 1908[1]

Temnora wollastoni is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found from Liberia, east to the Central African Republic and then south to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo and Gabon.[2]

The length of the forewings is about 22 mm. It is similar to Temnora zantus zantus, but the forewing upperside apical area is the same dark brown as the basal area of the wing. The forewing upperside has numerous transverse brown lines, crenulated in the basal part, dentate in the distal part, with an oblique band which is widest at the costa and reaches the outer margin. The hindwing upperside is brown, with a black marginal dot at the tornus and marginal vein dots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African species" (PDF). Biodiversitylibrary.org. Retrieved 2011-10-25.