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Temnora burdoni, male, upperside. Tanzania, Mdandu mountains, Ludewa Iringa region up Hills

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Bombycoidea

Familia: Sphingidae
Subfamilia : Macroglossinae
Tribus: Macroglossini
Subtribus: Macroglossina
Genus: Temnora
Species: Temnora burdoni

Temnora burdoni Carcasson, 1968

Type locality: Tanganyika, Iringa, Mufindi.

Holotype: male ♂. II.1960. P. Burdon.

Darge, P., 2004: Deux nouveaux Temnora orophiles de l’Afrique orientale. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de Mulhouse 60 (1): 8–12.

Temnora burdoni is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Tanzania.[2]

The length of the forewings is about 22 mm. It is similar to Temnora argyropeza, but the antennae are longer and thicker, the forewings shorter and the hindwing upperside has a diffuse brown marginal band through which the orange ground colour almost reaches the margins. The forewing upperside ground colour is purplish-brown with a slight violet gloss and a broad diffuse dark brown band running from the middle of the costa to the tornus, below which are two faint paler spots. The submarginal band is paler, crenulated and thicker at costa. The forewing underside basal three-quarters are uniform brick red, but paler at the costa and along the inner margin. The hindwing upperside is orange with narrow dark brown margin through which the orange ground colour almost reaches the margins. The hindwing underside is brown with darker scales.

"CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Retrieved 2011-10-25.[permanent dead link]
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.

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