Pararrhaptica trochilidana (Walsingham)

Emerald Kolea Leafroller (Pararrhaptica trochilidana)

This beautiful species was described in 1907; it is known from the mountains on the island of Moloka’i, Hawaiian Islands.

The species is now considered extinct. 

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Depiction from: ‘Fauna Hawaiiensis; being the land-fauna of the Hawaiian Islands. by various authors, 1899-1913. Cambridge [Eng.]: The University Press 1913’  

(public domain)  

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References:

[1] Kyhl A. Austin; Daniel Rubinoff: Rediscoveries and presumed extinctions of Hawaiian leaf-roller moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 55: 11-27. 2023

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edited: 03.12.2023