This whakapapa (genealogical chart) shows the ancestry of the kūmara moth or sphinx moth. Whānui (the star Vega) is the parent of the kūmara (sweet potato), which was stolen from the heavens and taken to earth. As punishment, Whānui sent three caterpillars – ānuhe, Toronū and Moko – to attack the kūmara. The most rapacious of these was Anuhe. His child is Tūpoupou (or Tūngoungou), the pupa of the moth, whose child is Hīhue (the moth).
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Source: ‘Te Ao Turoa‘ education kit, Auckland Museum, p. 24