Synemon nupta Westwood, 1877
Bridal Sun Moth
CASTNIIDAE,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has grey-brown forewings each with some pale markings, and a submarginal arc of dark chevrons. The hindwings are dark brown, each with a large orange triangle at the base, a submarginal arc of three large orange spots, and sometimes a blue band along the costa. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


drawing by 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), Plate XXXIII, fig. 7,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    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. 7.


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    (written 24 August 2018)