Oxycanus flavoplumosus Beaver & Moore, 2020
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxycanus flavoplumosus
male
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, New South Wales)

The adult male moths have yellowish brown forewings, each with several submarginal arcs of outlined irregular pale spots, some dark spots along the margin, and a single larger irregular translucent spot near the middle. The hindwings are plain yellowish brown. The wing bases and meta-thorax are enveloped in orange-yellow hairs. The wingspan is about 9 cms.

The females are unknown.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ethan Beaver, Michael D. Moore, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Mark I. Stevens,
    Three new ghost moths of the genus Oxycanus Walker 1856 from Australia Lepidoptera Hepialidae,
    Zootaxa,
    Volume 4732, Part 3 (February 2020), pp.351-374.


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    (written 1 March 2020)