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Field observations on the ecology of the golden sun moth, Synemon plana Walker (Lepidoptera: Castniidae)

  title={Field observations on the ecology of the golden sun moth, Synemon plana Walker (Lepidoptera: Castniidae)},
  author={Michael F. Braby and Max P. Dunford},
  journal={Australian Entomologist},
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