Oxycanus determinata (Walker, 1856)
(formerly known as Elhamma determinata)
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxycanus determinata
(Photo: courtesy of Daniel Heald, Mandurah, Western Australia,)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with a variable pattern of white markings, and brown hindwings and abdomen. The male has a wingspan of about 6 cms.

Oxycanus determinata
(Photo: courtesy of Daniel Heald, Mandurah, Western Australia,)

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia.

    Oxycanus determinata
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Daniel Heald, Mandurah, Western Australia,)


    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. 1563, No. 4.


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    (writen 2 September 2020)