Scotorythra nesiotes   (Perkins)


 
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Koolau Giant Looper Moth
(Scotorythra nesiotes)

 
syn. Acrodrepanis nesiotes (Perkins)

 
distribution:

Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu

 
local name: -

 
size: ca. 4,9 cm (wingspan)

extinction date: (?)

 
This species is known only from the typus specimen, a male, which was found in the northwest part of the Ko'olau Mountains on the island of O'ahu.

 
References:

- Elwood C. Zimmerman: Insects of Hawaii; A Manual of the Insects of the Hawaiian Islands, including an Enumeration of the Species and Notes on their Origins, Distribution, Hosts, Parasites, etc.. Vol. 7, Macrolepidoptera. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 1958