Thyrocopa epicapna

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Thyrocopa epicapna
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T. epicapna
Binomial name
Thyrocopa epicapna
(Meyrick, 1883)
Synonyms
  • Synomotis epicapnaMeyrick, 1883
  • Thyrocopa pulverulentaWalsingham 1907

Thyrocopa epicapna is a moth of the family Xyloryctidae. It was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1883. It is endemic to the Hawaiian islands of Kauai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui, Hawaii, and possibly Oahu.

The length of the forewings is 8–11 mm. Adults are on wing year round.

Larvae have been found at the base of grass tufts and in rotten wood, but this may be based on misidentifications.


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