Hyposmocoma swezeyi

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Hyposmocoma swezeyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Cosmopterigidae
Genus: Hyposmocoma
Species: H. swezeyi
Binomial name
Hyposmocoma swezeyi
(Busck, 1914)[1]
  • Petrochroa swezeyi Busck, 1914

Hyposmocoma swezeyi is a species of moth of the Cosmopterigidae family. It is endemic to the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The type locality is Kaimuki, Honolulu.

The larvae probably feed on lichens. The larvae make small, oval, flattened cases covered with particles of soil. They have been found on rocks.


  1. ^ Busck, August (1914). "New Microlepidoptera from Hawaii". Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus. 2 (7): 105. 

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