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Temnora pseudopylas

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 pseudopylas
Subspecies: T. p. fuscolimbata – T. p. latimargo – T. p. pseudopylas

Temnora pseudopylas (Rothschild, 1894)

Type locality: not stated.

Syntypes: BMNH 2.

Lophuron pseudopylas Rothschild, 1894: 71–72 (original combination)
Temnora pseudopylas (Rothschild, 1894): Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 583

Additional references
Melichar, T., Řezáč, M. & Ilčiková, A. 2016b. Descriptions of three new taxa in the Temnora pylas (Cramer, 1779) species group (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae), with notes on several other taxa. The European Entomologist 8(3): 105–131. Reference page.

Temnora pseudopylas is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is very common in eastern and southern Africa, but absent in very dry habitats.[2]

The length of the forewings is 20–22 mm and the wingspan is 42–49 mm. It is very similar to Temnora pylas pylas, but slightly larger, the forewings and body are reddish brown to dark purplish brown. The margin of the wings are more deeply indented. The markings of the forewings are heavier and more distinct. The dark margin of the hindwing is dark brown and better defined and the underside is variegated with ochreous yellow and orange brown. The abdominal tufts of the male are dull reddish brown.

The larvae feed on Pentas bussei.

Temnora pseudopylas pseudopylas
Temnora pseudopylas latimargo Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Comoro Islands)
Temnora pseudopylas leptis Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (Sierra Leone)


"CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
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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