White-banded Sun Moth
(one synonym is Synemon monodesma Lower, 1905)
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has darkbrown forewings each with a large vague pale brown letter 'h'. The hindwings are dark brown, each with a number of orange spots. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic notes, No. XXIII,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 29 (1905), p. 173.
Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.):
The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 10 (1933), p.3, and also Plate 1, fig c2.
John O. Westwood,
A monograph of the Lepidopterous genus Castnia and some allied groups,
Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 2nd Series (Zoology),
Volume 1 (1877), p. 197, and also Plate 33, fig. 6.
(written 24 August 2018)