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Oxycanus beltista

A Swift or Ghost Moth

The adult male moths of this species have brown forewings, each sometimes with a pale longitudinal streak or a pale transverse band. Sometimes the streak or band is fragmented. Sometimes it is missing altogether. Sometimes the forewings also have a scatter of white spots.The hindwings are brown at the margin usually shading to dark red at the base. The top of the abdomen is also usually dark red. The red colours fade to brown in museum specimens. The wingspan can be around 10 cms. The species has been found in :  Queensland,  New South Wales, and  Tasmania.

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Oxycanus beltista (A Swift or Ghost Moth) at Kambah, ACT - 2 May 2021 by HelenCross
Oxycanus beltista (A Swift or Ghost Moth) at Kambah, ACT - 2 May 2021 by HelenCross

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Species information

  • Oxycanus beltista Scientific name
  • A Swift or Ghost Moth Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
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