'Ohe Hedyleptan Moth

Omiodes asaphombra
Scientific classification
O. asaphombra
Binomial name
Omiodes asaphombra
Meyrick, 1899
  • Hedylepta asaphrombra (Meyrick, 1899)
  • Nacoleia asaphombra
  • Phostria asaphombra
  • Nacoleia hemiombra Hampson, 1912
  • Phostria hemiombra

Omiodes asaphombra, sometimes called the ʻohe hedyleptan moth, is a species of moth in the family Pyralidae endemic to Hawaiʻi. It was listed as possibly extinct by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and as extinct by the IUCN and the Hawaii Biological Survey.

This species has historically been collected on the islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, and Hawaiʻi. This species has only been reared from Joinvillea adscendens, and although it has been reported to be specific to this plant, it is likely that O. asaphombra is able to utilize another host plant.[2] The larvae web together the upper leaves of the host plant and feed upon them before they become expanded.

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  1. ^ Haines, W.P. 2004. Omiodes asaphombra. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded 31 July 2007.
  2. ^ William P. Haines (2004). "Rediscovery of five species of Omiodes Guenée (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Hawaiʻi Island" (PDF). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 79: 45–49.