Pale Sun Moth
(one synonym : Synemon adelaida Swinhoe, 1892)
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths have brown wings with various variable markings often including, two white spots on each forewing, and a broad broken orange submarginal band on each hindwing. The wingspan of the males is about 3.5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 4.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Johann Christoph Friedrich Klug,
Uber dieLepidopteren-Gattung Synemon,
Abhandlungen der Koeniglich-Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften,
Berlin, 1848, p. 249.
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 71.
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 154, No. 711,, and also Plate 7, Fig. 10.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 27.
(written 20 February 2015, updated 9 September 2019)