Oxycanus niphadias (Meyrick, 1890)
Western Oxycanus
(formerly known as Porina niphadias)
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Kallies, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)

The adult moths of this species are brown with pale spots. The moths have a wingspan of about 6 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Axel Kallies,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
    Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 32-33.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1122-1123, No. 7.


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

    (written 20 December 2016)