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Temnora rungwe, male, upperside. Zambia, Nyika

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 rungwe

Temnora rungwe Darge, 2004

Type locality: Tanzania, Mt. Rungwe, Upper montane forest, 1950 m.

Holotype: SMCR. male ♂. 12.III.2002. in collection Ph. Darge.
Primary references

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

Temnora rungwe is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Tanzania and Malawi.[2][1]

It is very similar to Temnora burdoni, but the antennae are slightly shorter and the forewing outer margin is more strongly excavated below the apex and above the tornus.

Kitching, Ian (9 August 2013). "Temnora rungwe [Darge, 2004]". Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory.
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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