Heloxycanus patricki is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae,
the only member of the genus Heloxycanus. Its common names are ghost
moth and sphagnum porina moth. The species is named for its
discoverer, entomologist Brian Patrick. It is found in
other moss bogs in the southern part of the
South Island of New
Zealand. Its life cycle runs in two year cycles with peak numbers
of adults occurring in odd-numbered years.
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