Hypena senicula (Meyrick)

Kaholuamano Owlet Moth (Hypena senicula)  

The Kaholuamano Owlet Moth was described in 1928, the species was found at a place named Kaholuamano on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands.  

The moth reached a wingspan of about 4 cm.  

The species was originally thought to be a color morph of the Obsolete Owlet Moth (Hypena obsoleta Butler), but differs from that species by its larger wingspan. [1]  



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


edited: 31.03.2018