Omiodes epicentra Meyrick

Oahu Swamp Leaf-roller (Omiodes epicentra)

The Oahu Swamp Leaf-roller was described in 1899, the species inhabited swampy lowland areas on the northwestern coast of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands.

The moth reached a wingspan of about 2 cm.

The The Oahu Swamp Leaf-roller already disapperaed at the beginning of the 20th century after the draining of its habitat for housebuilding. [1]



[1] Elwood C. Zimmerman: Insects of Hawaii 8; Lepidoptera: Pyralidae. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu 1958


Depiction from: ‘Otto H. Swezey: The sugar cane leaf-roller (Omiodes accepta): with an account of allied species and natural enemies. Report of work of the Experiment Station of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association. Entomological series. Bulletin 5: 1-60. 1907′

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edited: 23.09.2019