Hyposmocoma neckerensis Swezey, 1926

Necker petrochroan leaf miner moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Transferred from the genus Petrochroa to Hyposmocoma by (Zimmerman, 1978).


Conservation Status




Gardner Pinnacles & Necker Island, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Swezey, Otto H. (1926). Lepidoptera. In: Insects of Hawaii, Johnston Island and Wake Island. Bulletin of the Bernice P. Museum 31: 73-79.


Other references:

Bryan, E. H. 1926. Insects of Hawaii, Johnston Island and Wake Island. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 96 pp.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). (1989). Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; animal notice of review. Federal Register, Department of the Interior 54(4): 554-579.

Zimmerman, E.C. 1978. Insects of Hawaii. Volume 9, Microlepidoptera. Parts 1 and 2. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 1903 pp.


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