Synthymia

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Synthymia
Synthymia fixa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Synthymia
Hübner, 1823
Species: S. fixa
Binomial name
Synthymia fixa
(Fabricius, 1787)
Synonyms
  • Metoptria Guenee, 1841
  • Noctua fixa Fabricius, 1787
  • Metoptria australis Oberthur, 1918
  • Noctua monogramma Hubner, 1808

Synthymia is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family. It contains only one species, Synthymia fixa, The Goldwing, which is found in southern Europe and North Africa.[1]

The wingspan is 37–40 mm. Adults are on wing from April to July.[2] There is one generation per year.[3]

The larvae feed on the flowers of Psoralea bituminosa.[4]

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