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Hyposmocoma fractistriata

Hyposmocoma fractistriata Walsingham, 1907, to MV light, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 26 March 2014


See description on page 635 and plate XXIV: 13 of Walsingham, Fauna Hawaiiensis, Volume 1, Part V:


"Antennae pale cinereous, the basal joint dark fuscous. Palpi pale cinereous, with a fuscous shade along the outer side of the median joint, on its basal half, and a fuscous spot before its apex; terminal joint with a fuscous spot at its base externally and a shade of the same colour before its apex.. Head and thorax pale cinereous; tegulae brownish fuscous. Forewings pale cinereous, with a broad brownish fuscous streak from the base, reaching along the fold to three-fourths of its length, then diverted upward an attenuated to a point at the end of the cell beyond which is a small fuscous spit; the space between this streak and the dorsum is about half the width of that which separates it from the costa; the streak itself is diluted in parts to a paler tint, becoming almost ferruginous, and the apical and terminal portion beyond it is sornewhat thickly overlaid with bronzy scaling and on the costal portion are a few broken lines of brownish fuscous scales along the veins; cilia pale cinereous, with a broken bronzy line along their base, sending out obscure dentate spots at and around the apex. Exp. al. 15-18 mm. Hindwings shining, pale bronzy cinereous; cilia with a slight ochreous tinge; male with an ochreous subcostal hair-pencil. Abdomen and Legs pale cinereous, vvith a slight ochreous tinge. Type female (25012 ); male (25009) Oahu, Mus. Wlsm. HAB. OAHU : Waianae Mts., (5) IV. 1892. - LANAI : 2000 ft., (2) I. 1894, (1) VII. 1894. Eight specimens."

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Taken on March 27, 2014