Thyrocopa kokeensis Medeiros

Kokee Thyrocopa Moth (Thyrocopa kokeensis)

The Kokee Thyrocopa Moth, a rather small species described in the year 2009, is endemic to the island of Kaua’i.

The moth has a wingspan of about 1,6 to 1,8 cm, the forewings are mottled very light whitish grey or whitish-brown and grey or brown and clouded with several poorly defined blackish spots, the hindwings are light brown.



[1] Matthew J. Medeiros: A revision of the endemic Hawaiian genus Thyrocopa (Lepidoptera: Xyloryctidae: Xyloryctinae). Zootaxa 2202: 1-47. 2009

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