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Sun moth (Castniidae)Synemon plana    

1 Golden Sun Moth at Lake George, NSW

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Synemon plana at Lake George, NSW - 1 Dec 2018
Synemon plana at Lake George, NSW - 1 Dec 2018

Identification history

Sun moth (Castniidae) Synemon plana 1 Dec 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Sun moth (Castniidae) Synemon plana 1 Dec 2018 MPennay

Significant sighting

2 Dec 2018

New location of this endangered moth

Author's notes

Im pretty sure these are golden sun moths but ID confirmation would be appreciated

3 comments

   2 Dec 2018
Mike - is this a new known location for this species?
MPennay wrote:
   2 Dec 2018
Yes, it is Michael, first time Ive looked for them. Was a great sunny day yesterday and found quite a few in various north /west facing grassland areas of Brooks Ck. Its about 11km south east (as the moth flies) from the nearest known population (Mcleods creek NR). Looking at the records online it seems to be the eastern most location theyve been found, and also the first records for the Lake George escarpment/ area. Its also quite high elevation c. 730m
MPennay wrote:
   2 Dec 2018
There are some fantastic open grassy woodlands in the Crown land along the top of the escarpment just east of this location (can see in the sat image) itd be worth surveying there as its really close.

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Synemon plana at Lake George, NSW - 4 Dec 2018
Synemon plana at Lake George, NSW - 4 Dec 2018

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 1 Dec 2018 4:31 PM Recorded on
  • MPennay Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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