Synemon collecta Swinhoe, 1892
CASTNIIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

This species is the subject of continuing study, as very little is known about it. The Caterpillars spend most of their time underground, feeding on grass roots.


(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

The adults have brown forewings, and bright yellow hindwings.


mating pair: female on the right
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, Armidale, New South Wales)

The species has been observed in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Synemon collecta
    female, drawing by Charles Swinhoe, listed as Synemon collecta
    ,
    Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Part 1: Sphinges and Bombyces (1892), Plate VII, Fig. 16,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), pp. 151-152, No. 706, and also Plate 7, Fig. 16.


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    (updated 6 November 2010, 22 April 2013)