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

Oxycanus perditus
male
(Photo: courtesy of Daniel Heald, Dryandra Woodlands, remnant forest in the Wheatbelt SE of Perth, Western Australia)

The adult moths of this species have chocolate-brown wings with a variable pattern of white markings on the forewings. The hindwings are red shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 7 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia.


    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. 296, and figs. 24, 66.


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    (written 26 May 2018, updated 31 May 2018)