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


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

The adult moths have brown forewings with variable patterns of pale areas and dark spots. The hindwings are brown or red. The moths have a wingspan of about 10 cms.


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

The species is found in

  • New South Wales.


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


    Further reading :

    Thomas J. Simonsen,
    Splendid Ghost Moths and their Allies,
    A Revision of Australian Abantiades, Oncopera, Aenetus, Archaeoaenetus and Zelotypia (Hepialidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 12,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 2018.

    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. 304-305, fig. 80, and also p. 284, fig. 31.


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    (written 7 April 2018)