Emperor Moth, Syntherata janetta

Harriet Scott1850/1870

Australian Museum

Australian Museum
Sydney, Australia

“For at least an hour before sunset, [Emperor Moths] fly about in a rapid but uncertain fashion, blundering against obstacles in their path, then recovering themselves and resuming their flight in great haste.” Description from AW Scott, ‘Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations’, Volume 2, Plate 20 (1890-1898).


  • Title: Emperor Moth, Syntherata janetta
  • Creator: Harriet Scott
  • Date: 1850/1870
  • Medium: Watercolour painting

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