Drhoz! (drhoz) wrote,

#1682-1683 - Hepialid Moths

#1682 - Oxycanus determinata

A quite rare mid-sized Hepialid, only found in coastal vegatation in parts of Western Australia. Apparently my photos are the only record of the species on iNaturalist or the Atlas of Living Australia.

Wannanup, south of Perth

#1683 - Fraus sp. - Primitive Ghost Moth

A smaller Hepialid species, from a genus with a number of undescribed species. Most of them feed on grasses and sedges as larvae, as far as I can determine, and at least one species is a pasture pest

Wellard, Perth

Tags: blobs with no bones in, education even if you don't want it, lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)

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