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

Oxycanus naias
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have grey-brown forewings with variable patterns of vague pale patches and white spots. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 10 cms.

Oxycanus naias
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Oxycanus naias
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    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), p. 303, and figs. 30, 79.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    Lepidoptera
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 19 October 2019)