Omiodes giffardi Swezey

Giffard’s Leaf-roller (Omiodes giffardi)

Giffard’s Leaf-roller was described in 1921, the species was restricted to the slopes of the Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawai’i, Hawaiian Islands.

The species reached a wingspan of about 2,5 cm.

The caterpillars fed on the native grass Ohe (Isachne distichophylla Munro ex Hillebr.). [1]



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


edited: 23.09.2019