Oxycanus australis Walker, 1856
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxycanus australis
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Milton, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with a pattern of white markings, and reddish hindwings and abdomen. The wingspan is about 10 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 7 (1856), p. 1574, No. 1.


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    (updated 17 September 2011)