Oxycanus armatus Tindale, 1955
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxycanus armatus
male
(Photo: courtesy of Paul Kay, Walpole, Western Australia)

The adult male moths of this species have pale brown forewings with numerous dark-edged irregular pale spots. The hindwings of the male are brown, with reddish or yellowish veins. The wingspan of the males is about 7 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part VI,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 11 (1955), pp. 341-342, and fig. 25, and also Plate 32, fig. 7.


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    (written 7 February 2020)