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

Oxycanus nuptialis
male, monochrome grey-scale photo by 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. 294, fig. 102,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The adult moths of this species have grey-brown wings with vague irregular outlined pale spots on the forewings, and including sometimes a pale streak extending most of the way from base to margin. There are profuse orange hairs from the sides of the thorax across the wing bases. The females are similar to the males without the forewing streaks. The wingspan of both the males and females is about 6 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Axel Kallies,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
    Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 34-35.

    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. 293, and figs. 44, 102, 103.


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    (written 23 December 2016)