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Swift  and Ghost moth (Hepialidae)Oxycanus sp. (genus)

A swift or ghost moth at Gundaroo, NSW

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Oxycanus sp. (genus) at Gundaroo, NSW - 9 Jun 2019
Oxycanus sp. (genus) at Gundaroo, NSW - 9 Jun 2019
Oxycanus sp. (genus) at Gundaroo, NSW - 9 Jun 2019

Identification history

Swift  and Ghost moth (Hepialidae) Oxycanus sp. (genus) 2 Jul 2019 GlennCocking
Swift  and Ghost moth (Hepialidae) Oxycanus sp. (genus) 13 Jun 2019 Gunyijan
Unidentified 9 Jun 2019 Gunyijan

Author's notes

Attracted to the light at night 200 or so on the fly wire. On evening of 8 June a Tawny Frogmouth was hunting/ eating the moths off the windows.

2 comments

ibaird wrote:
   14 Jun 2019
The rami seem to be long but strongly asymmetrical in length and slightly thicker at the base suggesting O. antipoda but I can't be sure given the antennae images are not very sharp. Moth looks like it has suffered from arrested development when emerging. Overall I think Oxycanus sp. might be the safer ID.
   2 Jul 2019
I think it is most likely to be O. silvanus, some specimens have quite subdued wing patterns.

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Nearby Sightings

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Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Gundaroo, NSW - 25 May 2019
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 25 Dec 2018
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Gundaroo, NSW - 9 Nov 2018
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Gundaroo, NSW - 8 Nov 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Gundaroo, NSW - 8 Nov 2018
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Gundaroo, NSW - 7 Nov 2018
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Gundaroo, NSW - 1 Sep 2018
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Gundaroo, NSW - 23 Jul 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Gundaroo, NSW - 21 Mar 2017
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Gundaroo, NSW - 21 Oct 2016
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Gundaroo, NSW - 13 Dec 2014

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 9 Jun 2019 7:20 AM Recorded on
  • Gunyijan Recorded by
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