Hypena newelli (Swezey)

Hilo Owlet Moth (Hypena newelli)  

The Hilo Owlet Moth was described in 1912, it occurred near the city of Hilo in the eastern part of Big Island, Hawaiian Islands.  

The species reached a wingspan of about 3,1 cm.  

The species’ biology is completely unknown, as appears to be the reasons for its extinction. [1]  



[1] E. C. Zimmerman: Insects of Hawaii 7, Macrolepidoptera. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu 1958 


edited: 31.03.2018