CASTNIIDAE (Sun Moths) of Australia
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CASTNIIDAE

caterpillar
  
CASTNIIDAE

moths
  
CASTNIIDAE

undersides
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

The Caterpillars of the species in this family in general feed on the roots of various types of grass and sedge. The moths are unusual as they fly during daylight hours, and have clubbed antennae like butterflies. The 24 named Australian representatives are:

  • Synemon austera
  • Synemon brontias
    Synemon catocaloides
    Synemon collecta
  • Synemon directa
  • Synemon discalis
  • Synemon gratiosa
    Synemon heliopis
    Synemon jcaria
    Synemon laeta
  • Synemon leucospila
    Synemon magnifica
    Synemon maja
  • Synemon nais
  • Synemon notha
  • Synemon nupta
  • Synemon obscurella
    Synemon parthenoides : Link Moth
  • Synemon phaeoptila
    Synemon plana : Golden Sun Moth
    Synemon selene
  • Synemon sophia
    Synemon theresa : Crypic Sun Moth
  • Synemon wulwulam

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    (updated 31 May 2014, 29 March 2017)