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The Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos

 

 

 


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(click to go to species pages)

Species belonging to Elhamma and Aenetus are rather easy to identify but most Oxycanus species are very difficult to distinguish from each other. Many species show a wide range of colour varieties which are in many species overlapping. Oxycanus specimens must therefore be identified by the male genitalia of which drawings are depicted on the species pages. In most cases it is not necessary to dissect the genitalia from the abdomen, just brushing away the hairy scales from the genitalia should be sufficient to show the often dentated rim on the tegumen which is specific. Mounted specimens on the pictures shown in this website are all genitalia checked for their identification.

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Elhamma diakonoffi (male)
Elhamma roepkei (male)
Elhamma toxopeusi (male)
Aenetus crameri (male)
Aenetus eugyna (male)
Aenetus hampsoni (male)
Aenetus hampsoni (female)
Aenetus marginatus (male)
Aenetus marginatus (female)
Aenetus sordida (female)
Aenetus arfaki
Aenetus tegulatus (male)
Aenetus tegulatus (female)
Aenetus tegulatus (female)
Aenetus toxopeusi (male)
Aenetus wollastoni (female)
Oxycanus aegrus (male)
Oxycanus aegrus (male)
Oxycanus aegrus (male)
Oxycanus aegrus (male)
Oxycanus aegrus (male)
Oxycanus aegrus (male)
Oxycanus aegrus (male)
Oxycanus altenai (male)
Oxycanus diakonoffi
Oxycanus diakonoffi
Oxycanus diakonoffi
Oxycanus diakonoffi
Oxycanus diakonoffi (male)
Oxycanus diakonoffi (male)
Oxycanus diakonoffi (male)
Oxycanus diakonoffi (male)
Oxycanus diakonoffi (male)
Oxycanus diakonoffi (male)
Oxycanus diakonoffi (male)
Oxycanus diakonoffi (male)
Oxycanus diakonoffi (female)
Oxycanus dives (male)
Oxycanus dives (male)
Oxycanus dives (male)
Oxycanus dives (male)
Oxycanus dives (male)
Oxycanus eos (male)
Oxycanus eos (male)
Oxycanus eos (male)
Oxycanus eos (male)
Oxycanus hebe (female)
Oxycanus hecabe (male)
Oxycanus hecabe (male)
Oxycanus hecabe (male)
Oxycanus hecabe (male)
Oxycanus hecabe (male)
Oxycanus hecabe (male)
Oxycanus hecabe (male)
Oxycanus mayri (male)
Oxycanus meeki (male)
Oxycanus meeki (female)
Oxycanus nigripuncta (male)
Oxycanus novaeguineensis (male)
Oxycanus novaeguineensis (male)
Oxycanus novaeguineensis (male)
Oxycanus novaeguineensis (male)
Oxycanus novaeguineensis (male)
Oxycanus serratus (male)
Oxycanus subochracea (male)
Oxycanus subochracea (male)
Oxycanus tamsi (male)
Oxycanus tamsi (male)
Oxycanus tamsi (male)
Oxycanus tamsi (male)
Oxycanus tamsi (male)
Oxycanus tamsi (male)
Oxycanus tamsi (male)
Oxycanus thoe (male)
Oxycanus thoe (male)
Oxycanus tyres (male)
Oxycanus tyres (male)
Oxycanus tyres (male)
Oxycanus tyres (male)
Oxycanus tyres (male)
Oxycanus tyres (male)
Oxycanus tyres (male)
Oxycanus tyres (male)
Oxycanus perplexus (male)
Oxycanus perplexus (male)
Oxycanus perplexus (male)
Oxycanus perplexus (male)

fuliginosa group
(shorter rounded wings)

     
Oxycanus fuliginosa (male)
Oxycanus fuliginosa (male)
Oxycanus herbuloti (male)
Oxycanus nigra (male)
Oxycanus nigra (male)
Oxycanus postflavida (male)
Oxycanus postxois (male)
Oxycanus snelleni (male)
Oxycanus snelleni (male)
Oxycanus toxopeusi (male)

 


Oxycanus male genitalia
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Oxycanus aegrus
Oxycanus altenai
Oxycanus diakonoffi
Oxycanus discipennis
Oxycanus dives
Oxycanus eos
Oxycanus fuliginosa
Oxycanus hebe
Oxycanus hecabe
Oxycanus herbuloti
Oxycanus mayri

Oxycanus meeki

Oxycanus nigra
Oxycanus novaeguineensis
Oxycanus perplexus
Oxycanus postflavida
Oxycanus postxois
Oxycanus rileyi
Oxycanus serratus
Oxycanus snelleni
Oxycanus subochracea
Oxycanus tamsi
Oxycanus thasus
Oxycanus thoe
Oxycanus toxopeusi
Oxycanus tyres
Oxycanus xois