Oxycanus (genus)

Unidentified Oxycanus moths at QPRC LGA

Oxycanus (genus) at QPRC LGA - 12 May 2024
Oxycanus (genus) at QPRC LGA - 12 May 2024
Oxycanus (genus) at QPRC LGA - 12 May 2024
Oxycanus (genus) at QPRC LGA - 12 May 2024
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Identification history

Oxycanus (genus) 12 May 2024 ibaird
Oxycanus (genus) 12 May 2024 donhe
Hepialidae (family) 12 May 2024 LyndalT

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2 comments

LyndalT wrote:
   13 May 2024
What else needs to be in the photo to get down to species ID?
ibaird wrote:
   13 May 2024
If we have a very sharp image of the antennae we can try to use the Moths of Victoria visual key to the Oxycanus (genus). But that key does not cover all NSW or Australian Oxycanus species, Even with the key it can still be challenging. Male and female antennae structure are different within the one species.

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 12 May 2024 11:00 AM Recorded on
  • LyndalT Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • False Pollinator Insect on Flower

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