Omiodes continuatalis (Wallengren, 1860)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hedylepta continuatalis Wallengren, 1860


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2003 or 2004

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



all main islands except Kaho‘olawe & Ni‘ihau, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wallengren, H. D. J. (1860). Lepidopterologische Mittheilungen. Wiener entomologische Monatschrift 4(6): 161-176.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). (1996). 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Gagné, W. C. and Howarth, F. G. (1982). Conservation status of endemic Hawaiian Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the 3rd Congress on European Lepidoptera. pp 74-85. Cambridge, England. 

Groombridge, B. (ed.). (1994). 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Haines, William P. (2004). Omiodes continuatalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44543A10917790. Downloaded on 03 January 2016.

Haines, W. P., Giffin, J. and Foote, D. (2004). Rediscovery of five species of Omiodes Guenée (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Hawai‘i Island. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 79: 45-49.

King, Cynthia B. A., Haines, William P. and Rubinoff, Daniel. (2010). Impacts of invasive parasitoids on declining endemic Hawaiian leafroller moths (Omiodes: Crambidae) vary among sites and species. Journal of Applied Ecology 47(2): 299-308.

King, Cynthia B. A. and Rubinoff, D. (2008a) First record of fossorial behavior in Hawaiian leafroller moth larvae, Omiodes continuatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) Pac Science. 62: 147-150.

King, Cynthia B. A. and Rubinoff, D. (2008b). Host acceptance and suitability of endemic Hawaiian leafroller moth Omiodes continuatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) for four non-native parasitoid species. Proc Hawaii Entomol Soc 40: 11-17.

King, Cynthia B. A., Rubinoff, Daniel and Haines, William. (2009). Biology and distribution of a recently rediscovered endemic Hawaiian leafroller moth, Omiodes continuatalis (Crambidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 63(1): 11-20.

Vorsino, A. E., King, C. B., Haines, W. P. and Rubinoff, D. (2013). Modeling the Habitat Retreat of the Rediscovered Endemic Hawaiian Moth Omiodes continuatalis Wallengren (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). PLoS ONE 8(1): e51885.

Zimmerman, Elwood Curtis. (1958). Insects of Hawaii, Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ix + 456 pp.


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