Oxycanus oreades Edwards & Green, 2011
Brachypterous Oxycanus
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown wings with several pale hyaline spots on each forewing. The females are similar to the males, but cannot fly. The wingspan of the males and females is about 5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

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

    E.D. (Ted) Edwards & Ken Green,
    Two new species of Oxycanus Walker (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) from Kosciusko National Park, one with a sub-brachypterous female,
    Australian Journal of Entomology,
    Volume 50 (2011) p.79.


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    (written 19 December 2016, updated 21 May 2018)