Hyblaea synaema Turner, 1902
HYBLAEIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hyblaea synaema
(Photo: courtesy of Dominic Funnell, Caravonica, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species are dark greenish-brown. They have been found feeding on

  • Wonga Vine ( Pandorea pandorana, BIGNONIACEAE ).

    The forewings of the adult moth have a pattern of shades of brown with white patches. Each forewing has a black spot near the middle. The hindwings are brown, each with three red/yellow spots, and a red border. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The species occurs in south-east Asia in

  • Thailand,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Genera and Species of Lepidoptera belonging to the Family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27, No.1 (1902), p. 136.


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    (written 9 August 2015)