Supriya Ghosh

Temnora fumosa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Temnora fumosa
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Temnora
Rank  Subspecies

Temnora fumosa is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found in most habitats throughout Africa south of the Sahara.

The length of the forewings is 22–28 mm. The forewings are olive brown to dark olive brown, with several oblique darker bands, which are less visible in dark specimens. The apical area is somewhat paler. There is a greyish mark at the costa. The hindwings are darker brown and unmarked. The abdominal tufts of the male are fairly bright red.


  • Temnora fumosa fumosa
  • Temnora fumosa albuquerqueae Darge, 1970 (Sao Tomé & Príncipe)
  • Temnora fumosa chanudeti Turlin, 1996 (Comoro Islands)
  • References

    Temnora fumosa Wikipedia

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