Oxycanus glauerti Tindale, 1955
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxycanus glauerti
male, monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part VI,
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume XI (1955), Plate XXXII fig. 2,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The adult male moths have brown forewings with variable obscure dark markings, including two arcs of submarginal dark spots. The hindwings of the male are yellow shading to brown at the margins. The females are largely grey. The wingspan of the males is about 6 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 9 cms.

Oxycanus glauerti
female, monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part VI,
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume XI (1955), Plate XXXII fig. 4,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part VI,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 11 (1955), pp. 338-340, and fig. 23, and also Plate 32, figs. 1-4.


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    (written 30 December 2016)