Shiny Sun Moth
(one synonym is Synemon josepha Strand, 1911)
Drawing by Embrik Strand, listed as Synemon phaeoptila,
Synemon - Epicop, Indo-Australian Bombyces and Sphinges,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 10 (1933), Plate 9, fig b3,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library,
digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.
The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings with white and yellow markings. The hindwings are dark brown with orange markings. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Die Indisch-Australischen Castniiden,
Archiv für Naturgeschichte,
Volume 77, Supplement 1 (1911), p. 147.
Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.):
The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Plate 9, fig b3 & c3.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 30 (1906), p. 136-137.
(written 21 August 2018)