Oxycanus petalous Beaver & Moore, 2020
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxycanus petalous
male
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, Western Australia)

The adult male moths have dark brown forewings, each with a darker area along the costa, and a rectangular hyaline spot near the middle of the costa. The hindwings are dark brown. The wing bases and meta-thorax are enveloped in rusty brown hairs. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

The females are similar with a wingspan of about 8 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ethan Beaver, Michael D. Moore, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Mark I. Stevens,
    Three new ghost moths of the genus Oxycanus Walker 1856 from Australia Lepidoptera Hepialidae,
    Zootaxa,
    Volume 4732, Part 3 (February 2020), pp.351-374.


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    (written 1 March 2020, updated 20 June 2020)