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

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

The adult moths of this species have reddish or yellowish brown wings with variable short dark lines and pale spots on the forewings. The hindwings are plain reddish or yellowish brown. The females are paler than the males. A mat of red or pink hairs extend across the bases particularly of the hindwings. The wingspan of the males is about 7 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 10 cms.

Oxycanus rosaceus
female
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Kallies, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)

The species has been found in the mountains of:

  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Axel Kallies,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
    Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 30-31.

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part III,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 5 (1935), pp. 306-307, and figs. 33, 82, 83.


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

    (written 29 December 2016)