Synechodes coniophora Turner, 1913
BRACHODIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Synechodes coniophora
male
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

The Caterpillar of this species has been found boring into

  • flower spikes of various palms ( ARECACEAE ).

    The male adults have an orange thorax and brown wings.

    Synechodes coniophora
    female
    (Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

    The females also have orange marks on the forewings, and a pale orange basal patch on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The adult moths are unusual in that they are active during the day and night, flying very fast, and alighting only very briefly.

    The species is found in Queensland.


    Further reading :

    David Rentz,
    Little Bear Moths,
    BunyipCo Blog, Friday, 18 September 2015.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 38 (1913), p. 200.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 106.


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    (updated 19 September 2010, 18 September 2015)