Reddish-orange Sun Moth
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species differ from those of most other Synemon species in that they feed inside the culm of the foodplant at ground level, rather than on the roots underground. They feed on plants such as
The adult moths have brown forewings, each with two large pale spots. The hindwings are reddish-orange with brown markings.
The species has been found in
The species is considered to be vulnerable due to habitat destruction and the fact that the females are poor flyers.
Further reading :
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 9, and also Plate 79, fig. 6.
(updated 3 February 2005, 23 April 2013, 26 November 2015, 5 February 2016, 10 April 2017, 9 September 2019)