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Cape Hawk Moth

Theretra capensis


Theretra capensis is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from woodland and open habitats from the Cape to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique and East Africa. The length of the forewings is 44–52 mm. The body and forewings are pale greenish-brown, greyish-green, buff, or pale reddish brown, sometimes with a darker postmedial band. The hindwings are uniform rosy red.

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Wendy Clapham
Spotted by
Wendy Clapham

Swartland Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 29, 2013
Submitted on Dec 29, 2013

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