Scotorythra nesiotes (Perkins)

Koolau Giant Looper Moth (Scotorythra nesiotes)  

The Koolau Giant Looper Moth was described in 1901, it is known only from the type specimen, which was found in the northwest part of the Ko’olau Mountains on the island of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands.  

The species reached a wingspan of 4,9 cm. [1]  



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


edited: 31.03.2018