Old and worn S. larissa feeding in the morning
at white flowers of Homoranthus wilhelmii.
Worn male S. larissa perched on dead wood in a lek area.
Typical mallee habitat of S. larissa on Eyre Peninsula
The herby plants are the hostplants.
Mallee habitat of S. larissa, partially cleared by track access,
which provides lekking sites for the sun-moths where hundreds can be
seen when in full flight.
Dryland Schoenus racemosus found on Eyre Peninsula,
a possible hostplant for S. larissa.
Egg of Synemon larissa 2.9 mm long, having nine longitudinal ridges
First instar larvae (3-4.5 mm) just emerged from egg
Eclosed egg shells (2.5 mm long with 8-11 long ridges), after larvae emergence
S. larissa male genitalia side view
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