(one synonym: Oxycanus lamnus Tindale, 1935)
HEPIALIDAE , HEPIALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)
The adult male moths of this species have brown wings with very variable patterns of white and dark markings on the forewings. The hindwings are plain brown. A mat of red or orange hairs extend across the bases particularly of the hindwings. The females are paler than the males. The wingspan of the males is about 5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 7 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
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), pp. 325-326, and figs. 119, 120.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 7 (1856), p. 1562, No. 1.
(written 29 December 2016)