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The Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos

 

 

Oxycanus hecabe Tindale, 1955

[Oxycanus hecabe Tindale, 1955] (TL: Hunsteinspitze, PNG; type: ZMHB)


Variation

 

Oxycanus hecabe shows a wide range of variation and makes it therefore very difficult to distinguish it from other related species. The male genitalia (left figure) form the best characters for 100 % certainty.


Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

STATUS: A rather common species, but locally.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Araucaria Camp, Borme, Pass Valley, Rattan Camp, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.

DATA SOURCES: ZMHB, KSP, RMNH. Literature (see below).

 

 

 

 

 


Literatuur

Nielsen, E.S., G.S. Robinson & D.L. Wagner, 2000. Ghost-moths of the world: a global inventory and bibliography of the Exoporia (Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea) (Lepidoptera). Journal of Natural History 34: 823–878.
Tindale, N.B., 1955. Revision of the ghost moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae). Part VI. Records of the South Australian Museum 11(4): 307-344.