Synemon maja Strand, 1911
(one synonym : Synemon gerda Strand, 1911)
CASTNIIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


drawing by Embrik Strand,
Castniidae: Indo-Australian Bombyces and Sphinges,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 10, Part 2 (1911), Plate 2, fig 1.

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings with three irregular broad pale submarginal bands. The hindwings are similar but the bands are broken and yellow. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


underside
drawing by Embrik Strand,
Castniidae: Indo-Australian Bombyces and Sphinges,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 10, Part 2 (1911), Plate 2, fig 1.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Embrik Strand,
    Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.):
    The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 10, Part 2 (1911), Plate 2, fig 1.


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    (written 11 July 2015)