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Synemon plana

1 Golden Sun Moth at Curtin, ACT

Synemon plana at Curtin, ACT - 14 Dec 2020
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Synemon plana 14 Dec 2020 donhe
Synemon plana 14 Dec 2020 RAllen

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Significant sighting

15 Dec 2020

Significant numbers observed of this nationally critically endangered moth. The mean of the maximum number of moths seen at the 85 odd ACT locations is around 20 - so this site at Curtin is one of the sites with a largish population

Author's notes

Around 100 golden sun moths seen in north Curtin horse paddocks today

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   16 Dec 2020
I expect this population will disappear once they develop the site with embassies and other buildings.

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 8 Abundance
  • 14 Dec 2020 12:43 PM Recorded on
  • RAllen Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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