Omiodes iridias Meyrick, 1899

Kilauea Pa'Iniu hedyleptan moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hedylepta iridias (Meyrick, 1899)


Conservation Status

Last record: pre-1964

Rediscovered: ?



Hawai'i, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Meyrick, Edward. (1899). Macrolepidoptera. Fauna Hawaiiensis or the Zoology of the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Isles: ..., vol. 1, part 2. 123-275.


Other references:

Haines, W. and Foote, D. (2005). Rapid assessment of invertebrate fauna of the Kona Forest Unit of Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge. Hawai‘i Cooperative Studies Unit, Technical Report HCSU-001. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. 93 pp., incl. 7 tables, 16 figures & 4 appendices.
NatureServe. 2015. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: January 3, 2016).
Nishida, G.M., Ed. 1994. Hawaiian Terrestrial Arthropoda Checklist. Second Edition. Hawaii Biological Survey, Contribution No. 94-04. Bishop Museum: Honolulu, Hawaii. 287 pp.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 1989a. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; animal notice of review. Federal Register, Department of the Interior 54(4): 554-579.
Zimmerman, Elwood Curtis. 1958. Insects of Hawaii, vol. 8. Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 456 pp.


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