Trisha Shetty

Temnora marginata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Sphingidae
Scientific name  Temnora marginata
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Temnora
Rank  Species

Temnora marginata is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Savanna and woodland in eastern and southern Africa.

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

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

    Temnora marginata Wikipedia


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