Home Unidentified Insects Moths (Lepidoptera) Swift and Ghost moths (Hepialidae)


1 Can you identify this sighting?

Unidentified at suppressed - 25 May 2023
Unidentified at suppressed - 25 May 2023
Unidentified at suppressed - 25 May 2023
Request use of media

Identification history

Oxycanus antipoda 27 May 2023 ibaird
Unidentified 25 May 2023 michaelb

Identify this sighting

Please Login or Register to identify this sighting.

User's notes

Barney's Hill


donhe wrote:
   26 May 2023
Interesting pattern. @ibaird is this a common for this species.?
michaelb wrote:
   27 May 2023
None of the other specimens of Oxycanus silvanus have such a pattern.
ibaird wrote:
   27 May 2023
Fair comment, however In many cases the wing pattern cannot be relied on alone to distinguish Oxycanus species. O. sylvanus and O. antipoda are difficult to distinguish. We usually rely on the antennae to distinguish them (using Moths of Victoria's useful visual key as i did in this case) with O. antipoda having slightly longer peƧtinations in the male antennae, particularly towards the base, than O. sylvanus. On second thoughts, looking at Moths in the ACT, I think I may have plumped for the wrong option, so I'll throw it open again for Don's consideration.

Please Login or Register to comment.

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 25 May 2023 08:12 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

Additional information

  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
  • Description
  • Additional attributes
2,090,484 sightings of 18,679 species in 5,473 locations from 9,588 contributors
CCA 3.0 | privacy
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.