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

Oxycanus carus
male, monochrome grey-scale photo by 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. 298, fig. 73,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The adult male moths have yellow-brown wings with yellow-edged dark markings on the forewings. The hindwings are yellow. The wingspan of the males is about 8 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • 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. 298-299, and fig. 73.


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    (written 29 December 2016)