Synemon wulwulam Angel, 1951
(previously known as Hesperia sophia)
CASTNIIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

The Caterpillars of this species appear to feed upon the roots of :

  • Golden Beard Grass ( Chrysopogon fallax, POACEAE ).

    The adult moths have forewings that are pale brown with a dark brown areas on top, and orange and brown underneath. The hindwings are dark brown, often with a marginal arc of orange spots on top, but plain brown underneath.

    The species has been taken in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

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    (updated 3 February 2005, 10 October 2013)