Insects of Hawaii

Insects of Hawaii


Family Index : Species Index

Images of insects found in Hawaii, by Forest & Kim Starr.

Scientific Name Common Name Family
Acanthoscelides obtectusBean weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Achaea janataCroton caterpillarLepidoptera : Noctuidae
Acythopeus cocciniaeCoccinia grandis / ivy gourd weevilColeoptera : Curculionidae
Adoretus sinicusChinese rose beetleColeoptera : Scarabaeidae
Agallia lingulaCicadellid leaf hopperHomoptera : Cicadellidae
Agraulis vanillaePassion butterfly, Gulf fritillaryLepidoptera : Nymphalidae
Agrius cingulataSweet-potato hornworm, pink-spotted hawkmothLepidoptera : Sphingidae
Agrotis sp.Argotis mothLepidoptera : Noctuidae
Aleurodicus dugesiiGiant white flyHomoptera : Aleyrodidae
Algarobius bottimeriKiawe bruchid, mesquite bruchidColeoptera : Bruchidae
Allograpta exoticaSyrphid flyDiptera : Syrphidae
Amphicerus cornutusPowderpost beetleColeoptera : Bostrichidae
Anacamptodes fragilariaKiawe moth, koa haole looper, citrus looperLepidoptera : Geometridae
Ananca bicolorRed-black false blister-beetleColeoptera : Oedemeridae
Anoplolepis gracilipesLong-legged antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Apis melliferaHoney beeHymenoptera : Apidae
Apomecyna saltatorPointed gourd vine borer, cucurbit longicornColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Araecerus levipennisKoa haole seed weevilColeoptera : Anthribidae
Archlagocheirus funestusOpuntia biocontrol beetle, tree pear beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Argiope appensaGarden spiderAraneae : Araneidae
Argyrodes sp.Widow spiderAraneae : Theridiidae
Ascalapha odorataBlack witch mothLepidoptera : Noctuidae
Asynonychus godmanniFuller rose weevilColeoptera : Curculionidae
Autosticha pelodesAutosticha gelechid mothLepidoptera : Gelechiidae
Balclutha incisa subsp. hospesLittle green leafhopperHomoptera : Cicadellidae
Balclutha sp.Unknown balclutha leafhopperHomoptera : Cicadellidae
Brachymyrmex obscuriorBrachymymex antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Brephidium exilisWestern pygmy blue butterflyLepidoptera : Lycaenidae
Brumoides suturalisThreestriped lady beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Cactoblastis cactorumOpuntia / prickly pear cactus mothLepidoptera : Pyralidae
Callosobruchus chinensisChinese bean weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Callosobruchus maculatusCowpea weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Callosobruchus phaseoliCallosobruchus weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Callosobruchus pulcherCallosobruchus weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Camponotus variegatusCarpenter antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Cardiocondyla emeryiCardiocondyla antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Cardiocondyla minutiorCardiocondyla antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Cardiocondyla nudaCardiocondyla antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Cardiocondyla sp.Cardiocondyla antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Cardiocondyla venustulaCardiocondyla antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Cardiocondyla wroughtoniiCardiocondyla antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Carneocephala sagittiferaBermuda grass leaf hopperHomoptera : Cicadellidae
Carposina gracillimaCarposinaLepidoptera : Carposinidae
Carposina nigronotataCarposinaLepidoptera : Carposinidae
Carposina sp.Carposina mothLepidoptera : Carposinidae
Caryedon serratusTamarind seed weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Ceresium unicolorCeresium long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Chlorophorus annularisBamboo longhorn beetle, tiger bamboo longhornColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Chrysosoma globiferumIrridescent green long-legged flyDiptera : Dolichopodidae
Coccinella septempunctataSeven spotted lady beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Coelophora inaequalisCommon Australian lady beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Coleotichus blackburniaeKoa bugHeteroptera : Scutelleridae
Coptops aedificatorCoptops / albizia long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Coptosoma xanthogrammaBlack stink bugHeteroptera : Plataspidae
Corythucha gossypiiCotton lace bugHeteroptera : Tingidae
Cryptamorpha desjardinsiCryptamorphaColeoptera : Cucujidae
Cryptophlebia illepidaCryptophlebiaLepidoptera : Olethreutidae
Cryptotermes brevisWest Indian drywood termiteIsoptera : Kalotermitidae
Curinus coeruleusDark blue lady beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Curtomerus flavusCurtomerus long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Cyclophora nanariaCyclophora geometrid mothLepidoptera : Geometridae
Cydia sp.Cydia mothLepidoptera : Olethreutidae
Danaus plexippusMonarch butterflyLepidoptera : Nymphalidae
Darna pallivittaStinging nettle caterpillarLepidoptera : Limacodidae
Deilephila neriiOleander hawk mothLepidoptera : Sphingidae
Delta campaniforme subsp. campaniformeYellow and black potter waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Delta curvatumBlack delta vespid waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Delta latreillei subsp. petiolareDelta vespid waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Diachus auratusBronze leaf beetleColeoptera : Chrysomelidae
Diomus notescensMinute two-spotted ladybird beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Diploptera punctataPacific beetle cockroachBlattodea : Blaberidae
Eccoptocera sp.Eccoptocera mothLepidoptera : Tortricidae
Empoasca solanaSouthern garden leafhopperHomoptera : Cicadellidae
Ephestiodes gilvescentellaEphestiodes pyralid mothLepidoptera : Pyralidae
Epiphyas postvittanaLight brown apple mothLepidoptera : Tortricidae
Epitrix sp.Flea beetleColeoptera : Chrysomelidae
Erechthias minusculaErechthias clothes mothLepidoptera : Tineidae
Erechthias simulansErechthias clothes mothLepidoptera : Tineidae
Erionota thraxBanana skipperLepidoptera : Hesperiidae
Eristalinus arvorumEristalinus syrphid flyDiptera : Syrphidae
Ethmia nigroapicellaKou leafwormLepidoptera : Oecophoridae
Eublemma accedensUhaloa / Waltheria mothLepidoptera : Noctuidae
Euborellia annulipesRing-legged earwigDermaptera : Carcinophoridae
Euborellia eteronomaHawaiian earwigDermaptera : Carcinophoridae
Euborellia sp.Unknown earwigDermaptera : Carcinophoridae
Eupithecia monticolensMeasuring wormLepidoptera : Geometridae
Eupithecia orichlorisMeasuring wormLepidoptera : Geometridae
Eupristina verticillataFicus microcarpa / Chinese banyan pollinator waspHymenoptera : Agaonidae
Evania appendigasterLarger ensign waspHymenoptera : Evaniidae
Exapion ulicisUlex europaeus / gorse seed weevilColeoptera : Apionidae
Eysarcoris ventralisWhite-spotted stink bugHeteroptera : Pentatomidae
Gasteracantha mammosaAsian spiny-backed spiderAraneae : Araneidae
Gelonaetha hirtaGelonaetha / hibiscus long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Gonocephalum adpressiformeGonocephalum darkling beetleColeoptera : Tenebrionidae
Graptostethus manillensisWoodrose bugHeteroptera : Lygaeidae
Halmus chalybeusSteel-blue lady bird beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Hippodamia convergensConvergent lady beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Hippotion boerhaviaeHippotion sphinx mothLepidoptera : Sphingidae
Hylaeus sp.Hawaiian yellow-faced beeHymenoptera : Colletidae
Hylephila phyleusFiery skipperLepidoptera : Hesperiidae
Hyles calidaHawaiian sphinxLepidoptera : Sphingidae
Hyles lineataWhite-lined sphinxLepidoptera : Sphingidae
Hypena laceratalisHypena mothLepidoptera : Noctuidae
Hypoponera sp.Unknown hypoponera antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Hyposmocoma sp.Unknown hyposmocoma cosmopterigid mothLepidoptera : Cosmopterigidae
Icerya purchasiCottony cushion scaleHomoptera : Margarodidae
Isometrus maculatusLesser brown scorpionScorpiones : Buthidae
Lagocheirus undatusPlumeria borerColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Lampides boeticusBean butterflyLepidoptera : Lycaenidae
Latrodectus sp.Widow spiderAraneae : Theridiidae
Lema trilineaThree-lined potato beetleColeoptera : Chrysomelidae
Leptogenys falcigeraLeptogenys antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Linepithema humileArgentine antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Liothrips urichiClidemia thripsThysanoptera : Phlaeothripidae
Lithraeus atronotatusChristmas berry / Schinus seed weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Lius poseidonClidemia metal wood boring beetleColeoptera : Buprestidae
Lixus mastersiMottled weevilColeoptera : Curculionidae
Lobometopon diremptusLobometopon darkling beetleColeoptera : Tenebrionidae
Lophoplusia sp.LophoplusiaLepidoptera : Noctuidae
Lorita scarificataChrysanthemum flower borerLepidoptera : Tortricidae
Lycosa hawaiiensisHawaiian wolf spiderAraneae : Lycosidae
Lycosa sp.Wolf spiderAraneae : Lycosidae
Macaria abydataKoa haole mothLepidoptera : Geometridae
Macroglossum pyrrhostictumMaile pilau hornwormLepidoptera : Sphingidae
Manduca blackburniBlackburn hawk moth, Hawaiian sphinx mothLepidoptera : Sphingidae
Mecaphesa sp.Mecaphesa crab spiderAraneae : Thomisidae
Megacerus leucospilusMegacerus seed beetleColeoptera : Bruchidae
Megalagrion blackburniHawaiian damselfyOdonata : Coenagrionidae
Megalagrion xanthomelasHawaiian damselfyOdonata : Coenagrionidae
Megopis reflexaMegopis / koa long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Melipotis indomitaMonkeypod / kiawe caterpillarLepidoptera : Noctuidae
Melittia oedipusIvy gourd / coccinia clearwing moth, african vine borerLepidoptera : Sesiidae
Mestolobes minusculaHawaiian mestolobes crambid mothLepidoptera : Crambidae
Mestolobes sp.Hawaiian mestolobes crambid mothLepidoptera : Crambidae
Mimosestes amicusMimosestes seed beetleColeoptera : Bruchidae
Mimosestes nubigensBean weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Monomorium floricolaBicolored trailing antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Monomorium liliuokalaniiLiliuokalani antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Monomorium pharaonisPharaoh antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Myllocerus sp.Myllocerus weevilColeoptera : Curculionidae
Neoscona sp.NeosconaAraneae : Araneidae
Nephus sp.Nephus lady bird beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Nezara viridulaSouthern green stink bugHeteroptera : Pentatomidae
Notiobia purpurascensNotiobia ground beetleColeoptera : Carabidae
Nysius sp.Hawaiian seed bugHeteroptera : Lygaeidae
Ochetellus glaberBlack antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Oechalia pacificaHawaiian stink bugHeteroptera : Pentatomidae
Oechalia sp.Hawaiian stink bugHeteroptera : Pentatomidae
Oliarus sp.Oliarus hopperHomoptera : Cixiidae
Oligotoma saundersiiWebspinnerEmbiidina : Oligotomidae
Olla vnigrumAsh-gray lady beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Omiodes blackburniCoconut leafrollerLepidoptera : Crambidae
Omiodes continuatalisHawaiian grass leafrollerLepidoptera : Crambidae
Omiodes demaratalisHawaiian grass leafrollerLepidoptera : Crambidae
Omiodes localisHawaiian grass leafrollerLepidoptera : Crambidae
Omiodes sp.Omiodes mothLepidoptera : Crambidae
Oopsis nutatorOopsis long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Orthomecyna exiguaOrthomecyna crambid mothLepidoptera : Crambidae
Oxydema longulumOxydema weevilColeoptera : Curculionidae
Oxyopes sp.Lynx spiderAraneae : Oxyopidae
Pachodynerus nasidensKeyhole waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Pantala flavescensGlobe skimmerOdonata : Libellulidae
Paracoccus marginatusPapaya mealybugHomoptera : Pseudococcidae
Parandra puncticepsParandra long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Pararrhaptica sp.Pararrhaptica mothLepidoptera : Tortricidae
Paratrechina bourbonicaParatrechina antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Paratrechina longicornisCrazy antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Paratrechina vagaParatrechina antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Periplaneta americanaAmerican cockroachBlattodea : Blattidae
Pheidole megacephalaBig-headed antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Phoracantha semipunctataEucalyptus long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Pieris rapaeCabbage butterfly, imported cabbagewormLepidoptera : Pieridae
Placosternus crinicornisKiawe / prosopis round-headed borerColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagiohammus spinipennisLantana cerambycidColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagiolepis alluaudiLittle yellow antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Plagithmysus acaciaeHawaiian koa / acacia long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagithmysus bilineatusHawaiian ohia / metrosideros long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagithmysus bishopiHawaiian alani / pelea / melicope long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagithmysus blackburniHawaiian mamane / sophora long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagithmysus chenopodiiHawaiian aweoweo / chenopodium long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagithmysus decurrensaeHawaiian black wattle / acacia long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagithmysus dodonaeaeHawaiian aalii / dodonaea long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagithmysus kahuluiKahului aweoweo long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagithmysus microgasterHawaiian long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Plagithmysus sp.Hawaiian long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Planiocephalus flavicostaCicadellid leafhopperHomoptera : Cicadellidae
Platynota stultanaOmnivorous leafroller mothLepidoptera : Tortricidae
Pleistodontes froggattiFicus macrophylla / banyan pollinator waspHymenoptera : Agaonidae
Pleistodontes imperialisFicus platypoda / banyan pollinator waspHymenoptera : Agaonidae
Plutella capparidisHawaiian maiapilo / Capparis diamond-back mothLepidoptera : Plutellidae
Polistes auriferPaper waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Polistes exclamansCommon paper waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Polistes olivaceusRed-brown paper waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Pristomerus hawaiiensisPristomerusHymenoptera : Ichneumonidae
Procecidochares utilisMaui pamakani / ageratina / eupatorium gall flyDiptera : Tephritidae
Prosoplus bankiiProsoplus long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Protaetia pryeriMidway beetleColeoptera : Scarabaeidae
Pseudomyrmex gracilisMexican antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Pterolophia bigibberaArtocarpus / Mangifera / Solandra / Tabebuia long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Pycnoscelus indicusBurrowing cockroachBlattodea : Blaberidae
Quadrastichus erythrinaeErythrina gall waspHymenoptera : Eulophidae
Rodolia cardinalisVedalia lady bird beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Sardia rostrata subsp. plutoSedge / cyperus plant hopperHomoptera : Delphacidae
Schistocerca nitensVagrant grasshopperOrthoptera : Acrididae
Scolopendra subspinipesCentipedeScolopendromorpha : Scolopendridae
Scotorythra raraScotorythra mothLepidoptera : Geometridae
Scotorythra sp.Hawaiian scotorythra geometer mothLepidoptera : Geometridae
Scymnus loewiiDusky lady beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Simosyrphus grandicornisCommon hover flyDiptera : Syrphidae
Sinoxylon conigerumFalse powder post beetleColeoptera : Bostrichidae
Solenopsis geminataTropical fire antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Solenopsis invictaRed imported fire antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Solenopsis papuanaPapuana antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Spanbergiella quadripunctataCicacellid plant hopperHomoptera : Cicadellidae
Specularius impressithoraxWiliwili / erythrina seed beetle, dark-butt bruchidColeoptera : Bruchidae
Spoladea recurvalisBeet webwormLepidoptera : Crambidae
Stator limbatusBean weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Stator pruininusPruinose bean weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Stator sp.Bean weevilColeoptera : Bruchidae
Stephanitis pyrioidesAzalea lace bugHeteroptera : Tingidae
Stoeberhinus testaceusPotato mothLepidoptera : Gelechiidae
Sybra alternansLong-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Sympherobius barberiBarber brown lacewingNeuroptera : Hemerobiidae
Syrphus sp.Hover flyDiptera : Syrphidae
Tamsica floricolensHawaiian tamsica crambid mothLepidoptera : Crambidae
Tapinoma melanocephalumTiny yellow house antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Technomyrmex albipesWhite footed antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Teleonemia scrupulosaLantana lace bugHeteroptera : Tingidae
Tetragnatha sp.Hawaiian long-jawed spiderAraneae : Tetragnathidae
Tetramorium bicarinatumGuinea antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Tetramorium simillimumTetramorium antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Tetramorium sp.Tetramorium antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Tetranychus telariusGorse / ulex red two-spotted spider miteAcari : Tetranychidae
Theretra nessusYam hawk mothLepidoptera : Sphingidae
Theridion grallatorHawaiian happy face spiderAraneae : Theridiidae
Thyrocopa apatelaHaleakala flightless mothLepidoptera : Oecophoridae
Thyrocopa sp.Hawaiian eocophorid, flighted flightless mothLepidoptera : Oecophoridae
Thysanococcus pandaniHala / pandanus scaleHomoptera : Halimococcidae
Tillus notatusTillus checkered beetleColeoptera : Cleridae
Trichopoda pennipesFlorida sting bug tachinid, koa bug parasitic flyDiptera : Tachinidae
Trioza sp.Ohia / metrosideros leaf gallHomoptera : Psyllidae
Trupanea cratericolaHawaiian dubautia / silversword picture wing flyDiptera : Tephritidae
Udara blackburniKoa butterfly, Blackburn butterflyLepidoptera : Lycaenidae
Udea litoreaNaupaka / scaevola mothLepidoptera : Crambidae
Unknown acariUnknown miteAcari : Unknown
Unknown anthocoridaeUnknown minute pirate bugHeteroptera : Anthocoridae
Unknown aphididaeUnknown aphidHomoptera : Aphididae
Unknown araneaeUnknown spiderAraneae : Unknown
Unknown arctiidaeUnknown tiger mothLepidoptera : Arctiidae
Unknown blattidaeUnknown cockroachBlattodea : Blattidae
Unknown bostrichidaeUnknown twig borerColeoptera : Bostrichidae
Unknown bruchidaeUnknown seed beetleColeoptera : Bruchidae
Unknown carabidaeUnknown ground beetleColeoptera : Carabidae
Unknown cerambycidaeUnknown long-horned beetleColeoptera : Cerambycidae
Unknown coccinellidaeUnknown lady bird beetleColeoptera : Coccinellidae
Unknown coleopteraUnknown beetleColeoptera : Unknown
Unknown crambidaeUnknown crambid mothLepidoptera : Crambidae
Unknown cydnidaeUnknown burrower bugHeteroptera : Cydnidae
Unknown delphacidaeUnknown delphacid plant hopperHomoptera : Delphacidae
Unknown dipteraUnknown flyDiptera : Unknown
Unknown elateridaeUnknown click beetleColeoptera : Elateridae
Unknown formicidaeUnknown antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Unknown geometridaeUnknown geometer mothLepidoptera : Geometridae
Unknown heteropteraUnknown bugHeteroptera : Unknown
Unknown homopteraUnknown homopteranHomoptera : Unknown
Unknown hymenopteraUnknown waspHymenoptera : Unknown
Unknown ichneumonidaeUnknown ichneumon waspHymenoptera : Ichneumonidae
Unknown isopodaUnknown sow bugIsopoda : Unknown
Unknown lepidopteraUnknown moth / butterflyLepidoptera : Unknown
Unknown lygaeidaeUnknown seed bugHeteroptera : Lygaeidae
Unknown mantidaeUnknown praying mantidMantodea : Mantidae
Unknown miridaeUnknown leaf / plant bugHeteroptera : Miridae
Unknown nabidaeUnknown damsel bugHeteroptera : Nabidae
Unknown neuropteraUnknown lacewingNeuroptera : Unknown
Unknown nitidulidaeUnknown sap beetleColeoptera : Nitidulidae
Unknown noctuidaeUnknown noctuid mothLepidoptera : Noctuidae
Unknown polistesUnknown paper waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Unknown psyllidaeUnknown psyllidHomoptera : Psyllidae
Unknown pterophoridaeUnknown pterophoridLepidoptera : Pterophoridae
Unknown reduviidaeUnknown assassin bugHeteroptera : Reduviidae
Unknown salticidaeUnknown jumping spiderAraneae : Salticidae
Unknown scolopendromorphaUnknown centipedeScolopendromorpha : Scolopendridae
Unknown sp.Unknown insectUnknown : Unknown
Unknown tettigoniidaeUnknown long-horned grasshopperOrthoptera : Tettigoniidae
Unknown thomisidaeUnknown crab spiderAraneae : Thomisidae
Unknown thysanopteraUnknown thripThysanoptera : Unknown
Unknown tineidaeUnknown tineid mothLepidoptera : Tineidae
Unknown tipulidaeUnknown crane flyDiptera : Tipulidae
Uresiphita polygonalis subsp. virescensKowhai mothLepidoptera : Crambidae
Urophorus humeralisPineapple bugColeoptera : Nitidulidae
Vanessa carduiPainted ladyLepidoptera : Nymphalidae
Vanessa tameameaKamehameha butterflyLepidoptera : Nymphalidae
Vanessa virginiensisAmerican ladyLepidoptera : Nymphalidae
Vespula pensylvanicaWestern yellowjacket, vespula waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Vespula sp.Vespula waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Vespula vulgarisVespula waspHymenoptera : Vespidae
Wasmannia auropunctataLittle fire antHymenoptera : Formicidae
Xylocopa sonorinaSonoran carpenter beeHymenoptera : Anthophoridae
Xylopsocus castanopteraXylopsocus twig borerColeoptera : Bostrichidae
Xystrocera globosaMonkeypod / samanea round-headed borerColeoptera : Cerambycidae