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

Oxycanus waterhousei
male
(Photo: courtesy of Greg McCroary, Bundanoon, New South Wales)

The adult male moths have patchy brown forewings, each with a dark costal half and a pale hind-marginal half, with two white spots on the edge between them. The hindwings are plain brown. The male antennae are bipectinate. The wingspan is about 8 cms.

The adult female moths have patchy brown forewings. The hindwings are plain brown. The female antennae are slightly bipectinate. The wingspan is about 11 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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), pp. 292-293.


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    (written 20 June 2020)