Synemon edwardsi Williams & Williams 2016

Kukerin sunmoth, Splendid sun-moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Synemon sp. ‘Kukerin’ (Williams & Williams, 2013)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1948

Rediscovered in 21 November 1996



Western Australia (south-western), Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Williams, Andrew A. E. and Williams, Matthew R. (2016). A new species of Synemon Doubleday (Lepidoptera: Castniidae) from Western Australia. Australian Entomologist 43: 119-134. [Abstract]


Other references:

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). The sun-moths (Lepidoptera: Castniidae) of Western Australia: an inventory of distribution, larval food plants, habitat, behaviour, seasonality and conservation status. Records of the Western Australian Museum 31(2): 90-162.


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