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Synemon collecta

1 Striated Sun Moth at suppressed

Synemon collecta at suppressed - 1 Dec 2018
Synemon collecta at suppressed - 1 Dec 2018
Synemon collecta at suppressed - 1 Dec 2018
Synemon collecta at suppressed - 1 Dec 2018
Synemon collecta at suppressed - 1 Dec 2018
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Identification history

Synemon collecta 7 Dec 2018 donhe
Synemon collecta 7 Dec 2018 samreid007

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Author's notes

Species identified by Jim Bariesheff, who was recommended by CSIRO Entomology. Alison Rowell remembers that another S. collecta was recorded by a ranger near Point Hutt about 10 to 20 years ago. They fly on warm days, but later in the season than S. plana.


ibaird wrote:
   7 Dec 2018
General appearance and hindwing pattern seems consistent with this species, although from records seen on the ALA and Bold Systems 4 the species has a mainly northern NSW and SE Queensland distribution.
samreid007 wrote:
   8 Dec 2018
I saw that as well, but have come across a thesis and some Vic government documents saying that it is in Victoria. But I'm a little unsure if it could be a sub-species or not based on a few comments. Could be worth some more investigation....
michaelb wrote:
   8 Dec 2018
Hi Sam
Thanks for your photos. I have downloaded the original photo no. 1, cropped it and added it back to be used on the Species page.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 20 Abundance
  • 1 Dec 2018 01:28 PM Recorded on
  • samreid007 Recorded by

Additional information

  • Themeda triandra, in good quality Box Gum Woodland Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Mixed Gender
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour

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