Oxycanus aurifex Tindale, 1935
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxycanus aurifex
male, monochrome grey-scale drawing by R.A. Veale, in Norman B. Tindale
,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part III,
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume 5 (1935), p. 303, fig. 78,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The adult male moths have grey-brown wings with very variable patterns of white markings on the forewings and some yellow marks at the forewing bases. The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The wingspan of the males is about 10 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part III,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 5 (1935), pp. 302-303, and figs. 29, 78.


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    (written 29 December 2016)