(previously known as Porina beltista)
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Bunya Mountains, Queensland)
The adult male moths of this species have brown forewings, each sometimes with a pale longitudinal streak or a pale transverse band.
Sometimes the streak or band is fragmented. Sometimes it is missing altogether. Sometimes the forewings also have a scatter of white spots.
The hindwings are brown at the margin usually shading to dark red at the base. The top of the abdomen is also usually dark red. The red colours fade to brown in museum specimens. The wingspan can be around 10 cms.
The eggs are spherical and white, with a diameter of about 0.5 mm. The eggs are laid scattered across the ground.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Oxycanus beltista (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae),
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club,
Issue 70 (September 2013), pp. 31-33.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 50 (1926), p. 155.
(written 20 December 2013, updated 28 January 2014, 29 July 2020, 4 May 2021)