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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.