The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Synemon edwardsi Williams & Williams 2016


Synemon sp. ‘Kukerin’ (Williams & Williams, 2013)
Common Name/s
Kukerin sunmoth, Splendid sun-moth
Western Australia (south-western), Australia
Last Record
Rediscovered in
21 November 1996
IUCN status
Not evaluated
TSE forum thread
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Williams, Andrew A. E. and Williams, Matthew R. (2016). A new species of [i]Synemon[/i] Doubleday (Lepidoptera: Castniidae) from Western Australia. Australian Entomologist 43: 119-134. [[url=;dn=325963643416548;res=IELHSS]Abstract[/url]]

[b]Species Bibliography[/b]

Williams, Andrew A. E. and Williams, Matthew R. (2013). Kukerin sunmoth, Synemon sp. Kukerin, rediscovered. Information Sheet 67, 2pp. Available from:

Williams, Andrew A. E., Williams, Matthew R., Edwards, Edward D. and Coppen, Rebecca A. M. (2016). [url=]The sun-moths (Lepidoptera: Castniidae) of Western Australia: an inventory of distribution, larval food plants, habitat, behaviour, seasonality and conservation status[/url]. Records of the Western Australian Museum 31(2): 90-162.