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Omiodes telegrapha Meyrick

White-lined Leaf-roller (Omiodes telegrapha)

The White-lined Leaf-roller was described in 1899, the species is known only from the type specimen which had been collected somewhere in the Ola’a rainforest on the island of Hawai’i, Hawaiian Islands.

The species reached a winspan of about 3,8 cm. The under surfaces of the wings were strongly marked, much like the dorsum, the white scaling on the veins and the white apical lines between the veins are characteristic. [1]



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


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

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edited: 23.09.2019