Oxycanus buluwandji Tindale, 1964
Buluwandji Oxycanus
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxycanus buluwandji
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)

These adult moths have greyish brown forewings each with a faint pale pattern. The hindwings are red shading to grey along the margins. The head and thorax have fawn patterns, and the abdomen is red. The wingspan is about 12 cms.

Oxycanus buluwandji
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part VII,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 14 (1964), pp. 663-664, and also Plate 46, fig 1.


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    (written 19 October 2019)