Syneora silicaria (Guenée, 1857)
(formerly known as Hemerophila silicaria)
Chestnut-banded Bark Moth
BOARMIINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Syneora silicaria
male
(Photo: courtesy of David Mules, Moths of Victoria: Part 7, Update 58)

The adult moths of this species are grey or brown with broad wavy diagonal black-edged chestnut bands on each wing. The wing margins are scalloped. The moths rest with wings out flat, but with a crease in the hindwing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 9 (1857), pp. 220-221, No. 331.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 7,
    Bark Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (D)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2016, pp. 26-27, update 58.


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    (written 27 September 2017, updated 25 July 2018)