Synemon sophia White, 1841
(previously known as Hesperia sophia)
CASTNIIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Synemon sophia
drawing by Arthur G. Butler,

Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
Part 1 (1877), Plate 3, fig. 6,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Gerstein Library, University of Toronto.

The adult moths of this species have brown wings, with a substantial pattern of white markings on the forewings, and orange markings on the hindwings.

This species is found in

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Adam White,
    Notes on some insects from King George's Sound,
    in George Grey (ed.):
    Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-west and Western Australia,
    1841, p. 474.


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    (written 3 February 2005, updated 25 November 2015)