HAWAIIAN INSECT NAMES

--8 January 1998

G.M. Nishida, Compiler
Hawai‘i Biological Survey
Bishop Museum

HAWAIIAN--ENGLISH

Hawaiian Name Common Name Group Name(s) Scientific Name
`a`awa insect that destroys sweet potatoes
`aha earwig Dermaptera: Labiduridae Anisolabis
`aha "long black bug with sharp claws" Dermaptera
`aha milliped DIPLOPODA
`ai `ia insect eaten
`ami measuringworm Lepidoptera: Geometridae
`ami moth, inchworm, looper Lepidoptera: Geometridae
`ami kai amphipod AMPHIPODA: Caprellidae
ana`uku mealybug Homoptera: Coccoidea
ana`uku scale insect Homoptera: Coccoidea
ane beetle Coleoptera
ane chicken mite ACARI poss. Ornithonyssus bursa
ane insect eaten
ane larder beetle Coleoptera: Dermestidae
änea moth eaten Lepidoptera
`änonanona ant Hymenoptera: Formicidae
`anuhe army worm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
`anuhe caterpillar Lepidoptera
`anuhe cutworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
`anuhe infested with caterpillar Lepidoptera
`änuhenuhe infested with caterpillars Lepidoptera
`äolo delayed by obstruction of butterflies Lepidoptera
`äolo delayed by obstruction of moths Lepidoptera
ekikilau stench that draws flies Diptera
`eleao aphid Homoptera: Aphididae
`eleao plant louse Homoptera: Aphididae
`elelü cockroaches Dictyoptera: Blattidae
`elelü kea cockroach sheds skin, changes whitish Dictyoptera
`elelü kea light-colored cockroach Dictyoptera
`elelü kïkëkë American cockroach Dictyoptera: Blattidae Periplaneta americana
`elelü la`a loa kitchen cockroach Dictyoptera
`elelü lepo Surinam cockroach Dictyoptera: Blaberidae Pycnoscelus indicus
`elelü liilii small cockroach Dictyoptera
`elelü papa cockroach Dictyoptera
`elelü papa flat, broad cockroach Dictyoptera
`elelü papa large flat cockroach Dictyoptera
`elelü `ula`ula American or Australasian cockroach Dictyoptera: Blattidae Periplaneta americana
`elelü `ula`ula Australasian or American cockroach Dictyoptera: Blattidae Periplaneta australasiae
`enuhe caterpillar Lepidoptera
`enuhe Sphinx moth caterpillar Lepidoptera: Sphingidae
`enuhe kilika silkworm Lepidoptera: Bombycidae Bombyx mori
hä`uke search for lice, delouse Anoplura
hä`uke`uke body louse Anoplura: Pediculidae Pediculus h. humanus
hä`ule search for lice, delouse Anoplura
caterpillar Lepidoptera
coconut leaf eating caterpillar Lepidoptera: Pyralidae Hedylepta blackburni?
palm-leaf pandanus eating caterpillar Lepidoptera: Pyralidae Hedylepta blackburni?
tiny caterpillar Lepidoptera
hihi pünäwelewele spider web (cobweb) ARANEAE
holoholona insect
holoholona lele destructive insect
holoholona lele insect
ho`oku`uku`u "let down" spider ARANEAE
ho`omalule metamorphosis of caterpillar Lepidoptera
ho`onënë native singing cricket Orthoptera: Gryllidae
hope`ö hornet Hymenoptera: Vespidae
hope`ö wasp Hymenoptera
hope`ö yellowjacket wasp Hymenoptera: Vespidae
huhu cloth eating insect
huhu termite Isoptera
huhu wood-boring insect
huhu`ailä`au wood eating borer
huhuhu insect eaten
hula pe`epe`emakawalu spider dance ARANEAE
hupupu insect eats hard bread
ilo beetle larva Coleoptera
ilo grub
ilo maggot Diptera
ilo to be beset by maggots Diptera
ilo worm
iloilo maggoty
iloilo wormy
ka`a scud CRUSTACEA
kähala Sphinx moth caterpillar horn Lepidoptera: Sphingidae
kahau to catch edible locust Orthoptera
kähë first instar caterpillar Lepidoptera
kähë caterpillar on sweet potato vines Lepidoptera
kalanakula tarantula ARANEAE
kalawela Sphinx moth caterpillar Lepidoptera: Sphingidae Agrius cingulata (prob.)
kanapï centipede CHILOPODA
känepa`ina click beetle Coleoptera: Elateridae
kauno`a slender insect attacks herbs, trees
kopena hornet Hymenoptera: Vespidae
kopena house scorpion SCORPIONIDA prob. Isometrus maculatus
kopena scorpion SCORPIONIDA
kopena wasp Hymenoptera: Vespidae
kopiana scorpion SCORPIONIDA: Buthidae Isometrus maculatus
kuapa`a destructive caterpillar Lepidoptera
kuapa`a destructive caterpillar eats vegetables Lepidoptera
kuawehi dark caterpillar Lepidoptera
kükaelä fly eggs Diptera
kükaenalo beeswax
kupa armyworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Pseudaletia unipuncta
kupa native armyworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Pseudaletia spp.
ku`uku`u short legged spider, "let down" spider ARANEAE
lä`au ho`omake mü insecticide
lalana spider ARANEAE
lanalana large brown spider, stands high on legs ARANEAE
lanalana spider ARANEAE
lepelepe Kamehameha butterfly Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
lepelepe monarch butterfly Lepidoptera: Danaidae Danaus plexippus
lepelepe o Hina Kamehameha butterfly Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
lepelepe o Hina monarch butterfly Lepidoptera: Danaidae Danaus plexippus
lepe o Hina Kamehameha butterfly Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
lepe o Hina monarch butterfly Lepidoptera: Danaidae Danaus plexippus
leponalo beeswax
lia head louse nit or egg of head louse Anoplura
lia louse egg, nit Anoplura
lia nit Anoplura
liha head louse nit or egg of head louse Anoplura
liha louse egg, nit Anoplura
liha nit Anoplura
lihaliha nits Anoplura
earwig Dermaptera: Labiduridae Anisolabis
black insect
lohaloha caterpillar in cocoon Lepidoptera
lohaloha cocoon Lepidoptera
lohaloha dragonfly larva Odonata
lohelohe caterpillar in cocoon Lepidoptera
lohelohe cocoon Lepidoptera
lohelohe dragonfly larva Odonata
lonalona ant Hymenoptera: Formicidae
lonalona gnat Diptera
mahiki amphipod AMPHIPODA
mahiki sandhopper AMPHIPODA
makika fly Diptera
makika gnat Diptera
makika lice Anoplura
makika mosquito Diptera: Culicidae
malule metamorphosis of caterpillar Lepidoptera
mea kolo creeping insect
mea lele flying insect
mea pepehi mea kolo insecticide
me`eau insect on animals
me`eau insect on trees
meli bee Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
meli honey
moeone burrowing worm in sand
mo`o huelo `awa scorpion SCORPIONIDA
mo`o niho `awa scorpion SCORPIONIDA
beetle Coleoptera
wood-boring beetle Coleoptera
bug Heteroptera
caterpillar in cocoon Lepidoptera
cloth eating insect
destructive insect
plant eating insect
clothes moth Lepidoptera: Tineidae
weevil Coleoptera: Curculionidae
mü `ai hea caterpillar Lepidoptera
mü `ai palaoa rusty flour beetle larva Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae Tribolium castaneum
mü `ai palaoa rice weevil Coleoptera: Curculionidae Sitophilus oryzae
mü `ai puke bookworm Coleoptera: Anobiidae
mumuhi buzzing of mosquito (higher pitch) Diptera: Culicidae
mumuhu buzzing of flies (lower pitch) Diptera
mumuhu buzzing of hornet Hymenoptera: Vespidae
mumulu insect swarming (flies,bees,mosquitos)
naio pinworm
naio `ai kae dung-eating pinworm
naio makika mosquito larva Diptera: Culicidae
nalo fly Diptera
nalo house fly Diptera: Muscidae Musca domestica
nalo `aki gnat (fly) Diptera
nalo `aki horn fly Diptera: Muscidae Haematobia irritans
nalo `aki small stinging fly, stable fly Diptera: Muscidae Stomoxys calcitrans?
nalo `aki gnat Diptera
nalo `aki hornet Hymenoptera: Vespidae
nalo hope `eha hornet Hymenoptera: Vespidae
nalo hope `eha Hymenoptera Hymenoptera
nalo hue loa`awa wasp Hymenoptera
nalo keleawe bluebottle fly Diptera: Calliphoridae
nalo keleawe hover? fly Diptera: Syrphidae?
nalo lawe lepo mud dauber wasp Hymenoptera: Sphecidae
nalo lawe lepo mud wasp Hymenoptera: Sphecidae Sceliphron caementarium
nalo meli honey bee Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
nalo meli mö`ï wahine queen bee Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
nalo meli noho hale drone bee Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
nalo meli pa`ahana worker bee Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
nalo nahu stinging fly
nalo nui carpenter bee Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae Xylocopa sonorina
nalo paka hippoboscid fly parasitic on owl Diptera: Hippoboscidae
nalo paka hippoboscid fly, "tick Diptera: Hippoboscidae
nalo paka louse fly Diptera: Hippoboscidae
nalo paka ensign "fly" (wasp) Hymenoptera: Evaniidae
nalo pilau bluebottle fly Diptera: Calliphoridae
nalo pilau lantana gall fly Diptera: Tephritidae Eutreta xanthochaeta
nalo puka parasitic wasp Hymenoptera
nalo`a "glow worm "?? Coleoptera: Lampyridae
nananana spider ARANEAE
nananana long-legged, web-making spider ARANEAE
nananana long-legged, web-making spider ARANEAE: Theridiidae Latrodectus spp.
naonao winged or flying ant Hymenoptera: Formicidae
naonao aki ant Hymenoptera: Formicidae Pheidole megacephala
naonao lele termite Isoptera
naonao makali`i ant Hymenoptera: Formicidae Plagiolepis mactavishi
naonao po`o nui soldier ant Hymenoptera: Formicidae Pheidole
nä`uke search for lice Anoplura
nënë chirp as a cricket Orthoptera: Gryllidae
niho `aki insect mandibles,"nippers"
nonanona ant Hymenoptera: Formicidae
nonanona gnat Diptera
nonanona small, winged gnat Diptera
nono moth eaten Lepidoptera
nuhe caterpillar Lepidoptera
`öka`i butterfly Lepidoptera
large night moth Lepidoptera
`olopelope dragonfly larva Odonata
ona hen louse Mallophaga: Menoponidae Menopon pallidum
ona lice Anoplura
ona louse Anoplura
ona mite ACARI
ona moa chicken lice Mallophaga poss. Ornithonyssus bursa
ona moa chicken mites ACARI
`öpülauoho larva & case of clothes moth Lepidoptera: Tineidae Phereoeca allutella
`öwili`öka`i cocoon Lepidoptera
pahu meli beehive
pakika insect eats sweet potato leaves
pe`elua armyworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Pseudaletia unipuncta
pe`elua caterpillar Lepidoptera
pe`elua kilika silk moth Lepidoptera: Bombycidae Bombyx mori
pe`elua kilika silkworm Lepidoptera: Bombycidae Bombyx mori
pe`epe`emaka`ole Kaua`i cave wolf spider ARANEAE: Lycosidae Adelocosa anops
pe`epe`emakawalu large house spider ARANEAE
pinao dragonfly Odonata
pinao `ula damselfly Odonata
pinao `ula dragonfly (variety) Odonata
pinao `ula red damselfly Odonata: Coenagrionidae Megalagrion spp.
pinaonoa vinegar fly Diptera: Drosophilidae
pipi insect feelers
piwa ha`iha`i iwi dengue
poki black cutworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
poki insect destroys vegetables
pokipoki sowbug ISOPODA
pokipoki pillbug ISOPODA
poko black cutworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
poko caterpillar Lepidoptera
poko cutworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
poko greasy cutworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Agrotis ipsilon
poko larger native cutworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae esp. Agrotis crinigera
poko variegated cutworm Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Lycophotia porphyrea
pololei cricket song Orthoptera: Gryllidae
pololei locust song Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae
pönalo gnat Diptera
pönalo plant louse Homoptera: Aphididae
pönalo small flies Diptera: Drosophilidae
pönalo small fly such as ?? Diptera: Drosophilidae
pönalo swarming of gnats Diptera
pönalo swarming of leafhoppers Homoptera: Cicadellidae
pönalo swarming of plant lice Homoptera: Aphididae
pönalonalo swarming with gnats Diptera
pönalonalo vinegar fly Diptera: Drosophilidae
pönanonano swarming with gnats Diptera
po`olänui dragonfly young stage (pupa?) Odonata
popopo moth eaten Lepidoptera
pua`alohelohe dragonfly larva used as offering Odonata
pu`ali thread waist of wasp Hymenoptera
puapua Sphinx caterpillar horn Lepidoptera: Sphingidae
puapua biting fly Diptera
pülauoho larva & case of clothes moth Lepidoptera: Tineidae
pülauoho case moth larva, case Lepidoptera: Tineidae Phereoeca allutella
pulelehua butterfly Lepidoptera
pulelehua Kamehameha butterfly Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
pulelehua moth Lepidoptera
pulelehua kawa`ewae white butterfly "Greater Magellanic Cloud" prob. Pieris rapae
pulelehua kea white butterfly "Greater Magellanic Cloud" prob. Pieris rapae
pulelehua uli dark butterfly "Lesser Magellanic Cloud" prob. Pieris rapae
pünana meli beehive
pünanana house spider ARANEAE
pünanana spider ARANEAE
pünanana spider web ARANEAE
pünäwele fine as threads of spider's web
punawelewele spinning spider ARANEAE
pünäwelewele spinning spider ARANEAE
pünäwelewele spider web (cobweb) ARANEAE
pu`u beetle Coleoptera
pu`u dry earth beetle Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae?
pu`u earth bug Heteroptera
pu`u ground beetle Coleoptera: Carabidae?
pu`u Olinda beetle Coleoptera
pu`u Rose beetle Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Adoretus sinicus
pu`u stink bug Heteroptera: Pentatomidae
pu`u `ai loke Rose beetle Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Adoretus sinicus
taranatula tarantula ARANEAE
taranatula tarantula spider ARANEAE
`ühini cricket Orthoptera: Gryllidae
`ühini locust Orthoptera
`ühini long-horn grasshopper Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae
`ühini short-horn grasshopper Orthoptera: Acrididae
`ühini `akelika grasshopper Orthoptera
`ühini `akerida grasshopper Orthoptera
`ühini hulu `ole caterpillar in cocoon Lepidoptera
`ühini hulu `ole Palmerworm (caterp. appears in large nos.) Lepidoptera:
`ühini huluhulu cankerworm Lepidoptera
`ühini lele beetle Coleoptera
`ühini lele cricket Orthoptera: Gryllidae
`ühini pa`awela edible locust Orthoptera
`ühini pua grasshopper nymphs Orthoptera
`ühini pua (wingless uhini) Orthoptera
`ühini pua locust nymph Orthoptera
`ühini pua young edible locust Orthoptera
`ühini wäwae hä bald locust Orthoptera
`uku any small insect
`uku flea Siphonaptera
`uku lice Anoplura
`uku louse Anoplura
`uku mite ACARI
`uku hipa mite ACARI
`uku hipa sheep mite (poss. sheep ked)
`uku hipa "sheep tick" fly Diptera: Hippoboscidae?
`uku hipa tick ACARI
`uku kai beach sandhoppers AMPHIPODA: Talitridae
`uku kai sandhopper AMPHIPODA
`uku kapa body louse Anoplura: Pediculidae Pediculus humanus humanus
`uku lä`au wood-eating beetle Coleoptera
`uku lele flea Siphonaptera
`uku li`i louse Anoplura
`uku li`i small flea Siphonaptera
`uku li`i small louse Anoplura
`uku limu amphipod AMPHIPODA
`uku limu sandhopper, beachflea AMPHIPODA: Talitridae
`uku lio bed bug Heteroptera: Cimicidae Cimex lectularius
`uku moa chicken body louse Mallophaga: Menoponidae Eomenacanthus stramineus
`uku moa hen louse Mallophaga: Menoponidae Menopon gallinae
`uku noho ana Kaua`i cave amphipod AMPHIPODA: Talitridae Spelaeorchestia koloana
`uku papa crab louse Anoplura: Pediculidae Phthirus pubis
`uku pepa booklouse Psocoptera: Liposcelidae Liposcelis divinatoria
`uku pepa booklouse Psocoptera: Liposcelidae Liposcelis spp.
`uku po`o head louse Anoplura: Pediculidae Pediculus humanus capitus
`uku pua`a pig louse Anoplura: Haematopinidae Haematopinus suis
`ümi`ikö sugarcane leafhopper Homoptera: Cicadellidae Perkinsiella saccharicida
`unia adult cricket Orthoptera: Gryllidae
`unia adult locust Orthoptera
`ünihi cricket Orthoptera: Gryllidae
`ünihi longhorn grasshopper Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae
`ünihi locust Orthoptera
`upena nananana spider web (cobweb) ARANEAE
wai meli honey
wehi long black worm
wili`öka`i chrysalis of night moth Lepidoptera
wili`öka`i cocoon Lepidoptera

ENGLISH-HAWAIIAN

Common Name Hawaiian Name Group Name(s) Scientific Name
adult cricket `unia Orthoptera: Gryllidae
adult locust `unia Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae
American cockroach `elelü `ula`ula Dictyoptera: Blattidae Periplaneta americana
American cockroach `elelü kïkëkë Dictyoptera: Blattidae Periplaneta americana
amphipod `ami kai AMPHIPODA: Caprellidae
amphipod `uku limu AMPHIPODA
amphipod mahiki AMPHIPODA
amphipod, Kaua`i cave `uku noho ana AMPHIPODA: Talitridae Spelaeorchestia koloana
ant `änonanona Hymenoptera: Formicidae
ant lonalona Hymenoptera: Formicidae
ant naonao aki Hymenoptera: Formicidae Pheidole megacephala
ant naonao makali`i Hymenoptera: Formicidae Plagiolepis mactavishi
ant nonanona Hymenoptera: Formicidae
ant, flying naonao Hymenoptera: Formicidae
ant, soldier naonao po`o nui Hymenoptera: Formicidae Pheidole
ant, winged naonao Hymenoptera: Formicidae
any small insect `uku
aphid `eleao Homoptera: Aphididae
army worm `anuhe Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
army worm kupa Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Pseudaletia unipuncta
army worm pe`elua Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Pseudaletia unipuncta
army worm, native kupa Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Pseudaletia spp.
Australasian cockroach `elelü `ula`ula Dictyoptera: Blattidae Periplaneta australasiae
bald locust `ühini wäwae hää Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae?
beach sandhoppers `uku kai AMPHIPODA: Talitridae
beachflea `uku limu AMPHIPODA: Talitridae
bed bug `uku lio Heteroptera: Cimicidae Cimex lectularius
bee meli Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
bee, carpenter nalo nui Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae Xylocopa sonorina
bee, drone nalo meli noho hale Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
bee, honey nalo meli Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
bee, queen nalo meli mö`ï wahine Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
bee, worker nalo meli pa`ahana Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
beehive pahu meli
beehive pünana meli
beeswax kükaenalo
beeswax leponalo
beetle `ühini lele Coleoptera
beetle larva ilo Coleoptera
beetle Coleoptera
beetle pu`u Coleoptera
beetle, click känepa`ina Coleoptera: Elateridae
beetle, dry earth pu`u Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae?
beetle, feather destroyer ane Coleoptera: Dermestidae
beetle, ground pu`u Coleoptera: Carabidae?
beetle, larder ane Coleoptera: Dermestidae
beetle, Olinda pu`u Coleoptera:
beetle, rose pu`u `ai loke Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Adoretus sinicus
beetle, rose pu`u Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Adoretus sinicus
beetle, rusty flour larva mü`ai palaoa Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae Tribolium castaneum
beetle, wood-boring Coleoptera
beetle, wood-eating `uku lä`au Coleoptera
biting fly puapua Diptera
black cutworm poki Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
black cutworm poko Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
black insect
bluebottle fly nalo keleawe Diptera: Calliphoridae
bluebottle fly nalo pilau Diptera: Calliphoridae
body louse `uku kapa Anoplura: Pediculidae Pediculus h. humanus
body louse hä`uke`uke Anoplura: Pediculidae Pediculus h. humanus
book louse `uku pepa Psocoptera
booklouse `uku pepa Psocoptera: Liposcelidae Liposcelis divinatoria
booklouse `uku pepa Psocoptera: Liposcelidae Liposcelis spp.
bookworm mü`ai puke Coleoptera: Anobiidae
borer, wood eating huhu`ailä`au
bug Heteroptera
bug, earth pu`u Heteroptera
burrowing worm in sand moeone
butterflies, delayed by `äolo Lepidoptera
butterflies, obstruction of `äolo Lepidoptera
butterfly `öka`i Lepidoptera
butterfly pulelehua Lepidoptera
butterfly, dark pulelehua uli "Lesser Magellanic Cloud" prob. Pieris rapae
butterfly, Kamehameha lepe o Hina Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
butterfly, Kamehameha lepelepe Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
butterfly, Kamehameha lepelepe o Hina Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
butterfly, Kamehameha pulelehua Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
butterfly, monarch lepe o Hina Lepidoptera: Danaidae Danaus plexippus
butterfly, monarch lepelepe Lepidoptera: Danaidae Danaus plexippus
butterfly, monarch lepelepe o Hina Lepidoptera: Danaidae Danaus plexippus
butterfly, white pulelehua kawa`ewae Greater Magellanic Cloud prob. Pieris rapae
butterfly, white pulelehua kea Greater Magellanic Cloud prob. Pieris rapae
buzzing of flies (lower pitch) mumuhu Diptera
buzzing of hornet mumuhu Hymenoptera
buzzing of mosquito (higher pitch) mumuhi Diptera: Culicidae
cankerworm `ühini huluhulu Lepidoptera
carpenter bee nalo nui Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae Xylocopa sonorina
case moth larva pülauoho Lepidoptera: Tineidae Phereoeca allutella
case moth pülauoho Lepidoptera: Tineidae Phereoeca allutella
caterpillar `anuhe Lepidoptera
caterpillar `enuhe Lepidoptera
caterpillar Lepidoptera
caterpillar horn, sphingid kähala Lepidoptera: Sphingidae
caterpillar horn, sphinx puapua Lepidoptera: Sphingidae
caterpillar in cocoon `ühini hulu `ole Lepidoptera
caterpillar in cocoon lohaloha Lepidoptera
caterpillar in cocoon lohelohe Lepidoptera
caterpillar in cocoon Lepidoptera
caterpillar mü `ai hea Lepidoptera
caterpillar nuhe Lepidoptera
caterpillar on sweet potato vines kähë Lepidoptera
caterpillar pe`elua Lepidoptera
caterpillar poko Lepidoptera
caterpillar, coconut leaf eating Lepidoptera: Pyralidae Hedylepta blackburni?
caterpillar, dark kuawehi Lepidoptera
caterpillar, destructive (eats vegetables) kuapa`a Lepidoptera
caterpillar, destructive kuapa`a Lepidoptera
caterpillar, first instar kähë Lepidoptera
caterpillar, infested with `anuhe Lepidoptera
caterpillar, metamorphosis of ho`omalule Lepidoptera
caterpillar, metamorphosis of malule Lepidoptera
caterpillar, palm-leaf pandanus eating Lepidoptera: Pyralidae Hedylepta blackburni?
caterpillar, sphinx moth `enuhe Lepidoptera: Sphingidae
caterpillar, sphinx moth kalawela Lepidoptera: Sphingidae Agrius cingulata (prob.)
caterpillar, tiny Lepidoptera
caterpillars, infested with `änuhenuhe Lepidoptera
centipede kanapï CHILOPODA
chicken body louse `uku moa Mallophaga: Menoponidae Eomenacanthus stramineus
chicken lice ona moa Mallophaga?
chicken mite ane ACARI poss. Ornithonyssus bursa
chirp as a cricket nënë Orthoptera: Gryllidae
chrysalis of night moth wili`öka`i Lepidoptera:
click beetle känepa`ina Coleoptera: Elateridae
cloth eating insect huhu
cloth eating insect
clothes moth Lepidoptera: Tineidae
clothes moth, larva & case of `öpülauoho Lepidoptera: Tineidae Phereoeca allutella
clothes moth, larva & case of pülauoho Lepidoptera: Tineidae
cockroach `elelü Dictyoptera
cockroach `elelü papa Dictyoptera
cockroach, American `elelü `ula`ula Dictyoptera: Blattidae Periplaneta americana
cockroach, American `elelü kïkëkë Dictyoptera: Blattidae Periplaneta americana
cockroach, Australasian `elelü `ula`ula Dictyoptera: Blattidae Periplaneta australasiae
cockroach, flat, broad `elelü papa Dictyoptera
cockroach, kitchen `elelü la`a loa Dictyoptera
cockroach, large flat `elehü papa Dictyoptera
cockroach, light-colored `elelü kea Dictyoptera
cockroach, sheds skin changes whitish `elelü kea Dictyoptera
cockroach, small `elelü liilii Dictyoptera
cockroach, Surinam `elelü lepo Dictyoptera: Blaberidae Pycnoscelus indicus
coconut leaf eating caterpillar Lepidoptera: Pyralidae Hedylepta blackburni?
cocoon `öwili`öka`i Lepidoptera
cocoon lohaloha Lepidoptera
cocoon lohelohe Lepidoptera
cocoon wili`öka`i Lepidoptera
crab louse `uku papa Anoplura: Pediculidae Phthirus pubis
creeping insect mea kolo
cricket `ühini lele Orthoptera: Gryllidae
cricket `ühini Orthoptera: Gryllidae
cricket `ünihi Orthoptera: Gryllidae
cricket song pololei Orthoptera: Gryllidae
cricket, adult `unia Orthoptera: Gryllidae
cricket, chirp as a nënë Orthoptera: Gryllidae
cricket, native singing ho`onënë Orthoptera: Gryllidae
cutworm `anuhe Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
cutworm poko Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
cutworm, black poki Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
cutworm, black poko Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
cutworm, greasy poko Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Agrotis ipsilon
cutworm, larger native poko Lepidoptera: Noctuidae esp. Agrotis crinigera
cutworm, variegated poko Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Lycophotia porphyrea
damselfly pinao `ula Odonata
damselfly, red pinao `ula Odonata: Coenagrionidae Megalagrion spp.
dark butterfly pulelehua uli Lesser Magellanic Cloud prob. Pieris rapae
dark caterpillar kuawehi Lepidoptera
dengue piwa ha`iha`i iwi
destructive caterpillar (eats vegetables) kuapa`a Lepidoptera
destructive caterpillar kuapa`a Lepidoptera
destructive insect holoholona lele
destructive insect
dragonfly (variety) pinao `ula Odonata
dragonfly larva `olopelope Odonata
dragonfly larva lohaloha Odonata
dragonfly larva lohelohe Odonata
dragonfly larva used as offering pua`alohelohe Odonata
dragonfly pinao Odonata
dragonfly, young stage (pupa) po`olänui Odonata
drone bee nalo meli noho hale Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
dry earth beetle pu`u Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae?
dung-eating pinworm naio `ai kae
earth bug pu`u Heteroptera
earwig `aha Dermaptera: Labiduridae Anisolabis
earwig Dermaptera: Labiduridae Anisolabis
edible locust ühini pa`awela Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae?
eggs, fly kükaelä Diptera
ensign "fly" nalo paka Hymenoptera: Evaniidae
feather destroyer beetle ane Coleoptera: Dermestidae
fine, as threads of spider's web pünäwele
first instar caterpillar kähë Lepidoptera
flat, broad cockroach `elelü papa Dictyoptera
flea `uku lele Siphonaptera
flea `uku Siphonaptera
flea, small `uku li`i Siphonaptera
flies, buzzing of (lower pitch) mumuhu Diptera
flies, small pönalo Diptera: Drosophilidae
flies, stench that draws ekikilau Diptera
fly eggs kükaelä Diptera
fly makika Diptera
fly nalo Diptera
fly, biting puapua Diptera
fly, bluebottle nalo keleawe Diptera: Calliphoridae
fly, bluebottle nalo pilau Diptera: Calliphoridae
fly, gnat nalo `aki Diptera
fly, hippoboscid (parasitic on owl) nalo paka Diptera: Hippoboscidae
fly, hippoboscid, "tick" nalo paka Diptera: Hippoboscidae
fly, horn nalo `aki Diptera: Muscidae Haematobia irritans
fly, house nalo Diptera: Muscidae Musca domestica
fly, hover? nalo keleawe Diptera: Syrphidae?
fly, lantana gall nalo pilau Diptera: Tephritidae Eutreta xanthochaeta
fly, louse nalo paka Diptera: Hippoboscidae
fly, "sheep tick" `uku hipa Diptera: Hippoboscidae?
fly, small stinging (stable?) nalo `aki Diptera: Muscidae Stomoxys calcitrans?
fly, small such as pönalo Diptera: Drosophilidae
fly, stinging nalo nahu
fly, vinegar pinaonoa Diptera: Drosophilidae
fly, vinegar pönalonalo Diptera: Drosophilidae
flying ant naonao Hymenoptera: Formicidae
flying insect mea lele
"glow worm"?? nalo`a Coleoptera: Lampyridae [not in Hawai`i]
gnat fly nalo `aki Diptera
gnat lonalona Diptera
gnat makika Diptera
gnat nalo `aki Diptera
gnat nonanona Diptera
gnat pönalo Diptera
gnat, small, winged nonanona Diptera
gnats, swarming of pönalo Diptera
gnats, swarming with pönalonalo Diptera
gnats, swarming with pönanonano Diptera
grasshopper `ühini akelika Orthoptera
grasshopper `ühini akerida Orthoptera
grasshopper nymphs (wingless uhini) `ühini pua Orthoptera
grasshopper, long-horn `ühini Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae
grasshopper, longhorn `ünihi Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae
grasshopper, short-horn `ühini Orthoptera: Acrididae
greasy cutworm poko Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Agrotis ipsilon
ground beetle pu`u Coleoptera: Carabidae?
grub ilo
head louse `uku po`o Anoplura: Pediculidae Pediculus humanus capitus
hen louse `uku moa Mallophaga: Menoponidae Menopon gallinae
hen louse ona Mallophaga: Menoponidae Menopon pallidum
hippoboscid fly parasitic on owl nalo paka Diptera: Hippoboscidae
hippoboscid fly, "tick" nalo paka Diptera: Hippoboscidae
honey bee nalo meli Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
honey meli
honey wai meli
horn fly nalo `aki Diptera: Muscidae Haematobia irritans
hornet hope`ö Hymenoptera: Vespidae
hornet kopena Hymenoptera: Vespidae
hornet nalo `aki Hymenoptera
hornet nalo hope `eha Hymenoptera
hornet, buzzing of mumuhu Hymenoptera
house fly nalo Diptera: Muscidae Musca domestica
house scorpion kopena SCORPIONIDA prob. Isometrus maculatus
house spider pünanana ARANEAE
hover? fly nalo keleawe Diptera: Syrphidae?
Hymenoptera nalo hope `eha Hymenoptera
inchworm, looper `ami Lepidoptera: Geometridae
infested with caterpillars `anuhe Lepidoptera
insect destroys sweet potatoes `a`awa
insect destroys vegetables poki
insect eaten `ai `ia
insect eaten ane
insect eaten huhuhu
insect eats hard bread hupupu
insect eats sweet potato leaves pakika
insect feelers pipi
insect holoholona
insect holoholona lele
insect mandibles,"nippers" niho `aki
insect on animals me`eau
insect on trees me`eau
insect, any small `uku
insect, black
insect, cloth eating huhu
insect, cloth eating
insect, creeping mea kolo
insect, destructive holoholona lele
insect, destructive
insect, flying mea lele
insect, plant eating
insect, slender (attacks herbs, trees) kauno`a
insect, swarming (flies, bees, mosquitos) mumulu
insect, wood-boring huhu
insecticide lä`au ho`omake mü
insecticide mea pepehi mea kolo
Kamehameha butterfly lepe o Hina Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
Kamehameha butterfly lepelepe Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
Kamehameha butterfly lepelepe o Hina Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
Kamehameha butterfly pulelehua Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae Vanessa tameamea
Kaua`i cave amphipod `uku noho ana AMPHIPODA: Talitridae Spelaeorchestia koloana
Kaua`i cave wolf spider pe`epe`emaka`ole ARANEAE: Lycosidae Adelocosa anops
kitchen cockroach `elelü la`a loa Dictyoptera
lantana gall fly nalo pilau Diptera: Tephritidae Eutreta xanthochaeta
larder beetle ane Coleoptera: Dermestidae
large brown spider, stands high on legs lanalana ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
large flat cockroach `elehü papa Dictyoptera
large house spider pe`epe`emakawalu ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
large night moth `öka`i Lepidoptera
larger native cutworm poko Lepidoptera: Noctuidae esp. Agrotis crinigera
larva & case of clothes moth `öpülauoho Lepidoptera: Tineidae Phereoeca allutella
larva & case of clothes moth pülauoho Lepidoptera: Tineidae
leafhopper, sugarcane `ümi`ikö Homoptera: Cicadellidae Perkinsiella saccharicida
leafhoppers, swarming of pönalo Homoptera: Cicadellidae
"let down" spider ho`oku`uku`u ARANEAE
lice `uku Anoplura
lice makika Anoplura
lice ona Anoplura
lice, chicken ona moa Mallophaga
poss. Ornithonyssus bursa
lice, search for nä`uke Anoplura
lice, search for, delouse hä`uke Anoplura
lice, search for, delouse hä`ule Anoplura
light-colored cockroach `elelü kea Dictyoptera
locust `ühini Orthoptera
locust `ünihi Orthoptera
locust nymph `ühini pua Orthoptera
locust song pololei Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae
locust, adult `unia Orthoptera
locust, bald `ühini wäwae hää Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae?
locust, edible ühini pa`awela Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae?
locust, to catch edible kahau Orthoptera
locust, young edible `ühini pua Orthoptera
long black bug with sharp claws `aha Dermaptera
long black worm wehi
long-horn grasshopper `ühini Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae
long-legged, web-making spider nananana ARANEAE
long-legged, web-making spider nananana ARANEAE: Theridiidae Latrodectus spp.
longhorn grasshopper `ünihi Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae
louse `uku Anoplura
louse `uku li`i Anoplura
louse egg, nit lia Anoplura
louse egg, nit lia Anoplura
louse egg, nit liha Anoplura
louse egg, nit liha Anoplura
louse fly nalo paka Diptera: Hippoboscidae
louse ona Anoplura
louse, body `uku kapa Anoplura: Pediculidae Pediculus h. humanus
louse, body hä`uke`uke Anoplura: Pediculidae Pediculus h. humanus
louse, book `uku pepa Psocoptera
louse, chicken body `uku moa Mallophaga: Menoponidae Eomenacanthus stramineus
louse, crab `uku papa Anoplura: Pediculidae Phthirus pubis
louse, head `uku po`o Anoplura: Pediculidae Pediculus humanus capitus
louse, head (nit or egg of) lia Anoplura
louse, head (nit or egg of) liha Anoplura
louse, hen `uku moa Mallophaga: Menoponidae Menopon gallinae
louse, hen ona Mallophaga: Menoponidae Menopon pallidum
louse, pig `uku pua`a Anoplura: Haematopinidae Haematopinus suis
louse, small `uku li`i Anoplura
maggot ilo Diptera
maggots, to be beset by ilo Diptera
maggoty iloilo
mandibles, insect ("nippers") niho `aki
mealybug ana`uku Homoptera: Coccidae
measuringworm `ami Lepidoptera: Geometridae
metamorphosis of caterpillar ho`omalule Lepidoptera
metamorphosis of caterpillar malule Lepidoptera
millipede `aha DIPLOPODA
mite `uku ACARI
mite `uku hipa ACARI
mite ona ACARI
mite, chicken ane ACARI poss. Ornithonyssus bursa
mite, sheep `uku hipa (poss. sheep ked)
mites, chicken ona moa ACARI poss. Ornithonyssus bursa
monarch butterfly lepe o Hina Lepidoptera: Danaidae Danaus plexippus
monarch butterfly lepelepe Lepidoptera: Danaidae Danaus plexippus
monarch butterfly lepelepe o Hina Lepidoptera: Danaidae Danaus plexippus
mosquito larva naio makika Diptera: Culicidae
mosquito makika Diptera: Culicidae
mosquito, buzzing of (higher pitch) mumuhi Diptera: Culicidae
moth eaten änea Lepidoptera
moth eaten nono Lepidoptera
moth eaten popopo Lepidoptera
moth larva, case pülauoho Lepidoptera: Tineidae Phereoeca allutella
moth pulelehua Lepidoptera
moth, clothes Lepidoptera: Tineidae
moth, large night `öka`i Lepidoptera
moth, larva & case of clothes `öpülauoho Lepidoptera: Tineidae Phereoeca allutella
moth, larva & case of clothes pülauoho Lepidoptera: Tineidae
moth, silk pe`elua kilika Lepidoptera: Bombycidae Bombyx mori
moths, delayed by obstruction of `äolo Lepidoptera
mud dauber wasp nalo lawe lepo Hymenoptera: Sphecidae
mud wasp nalo lawe lepo Hymenoptera: Sphecidae Sceliphron caementarium
native armyworm kupa Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Pseudaletia spp.
native singing cricket ho`onënë Orthoptera: Gryllidae
nit lia Anoplura
nit liha Anoplura
nit or egg of head louse lia Anoplura
nit or egg of head louse liha Anoplura
nits lihaliha Anoplura
Olinda beetle pu`u Coleoptera:
palm-leaf pandanus eating caterpillar Lepidoptera: Pyralidae Hedylepta blackburni?
Palmerworm (caterp. appears in large nos.) `ühini hulu `ole Lepidoptera
parasitic wasp nalo puka Hymenoptera
pig louse `uku pua`a Anoplura: Haematopinidae Haematopinus suis
pillbug pokipoki ISOPODA
pinworm naio
pinworm, dung-eating naio `ai kae
plant eating insect
plant lice, swarming of pönalo Homoptera: Aphididae
plant louse `eleao Homoptera: Aphididae
plant louse pönalo Homoptera: Aphididae
queen bee nalo meli mö`ï wahine Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
red damselfly pinao `ula Odonata: Coenagrionidae Megalagrion spp.
rice weevil mü `ai palaoa Coleoptera: Curculionidae Sitophilus oryzae
rose beetle pu`u `ai loke Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Adoretus sinicus
rose beetle pu`u Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Adoretus sinicus
rusty flour beetle larva mü`ai palaoa Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae Tribolium castaneum
sandhopper `uku kai AMPHIPODA
sandhopper mahiki AMPHIPODA
sandhoppers, beach `uku kai AMPHIPODA: Talitridae
scale insect ana`uku Homoptera: Coccidae
scorpion kopena SCORPIONIDA
scorpion kopiana SCORPIONIDA: Buthidae Isometrus maculatus
scorpion mo`o huelo `awa SCORPIONIDA
scorpion mo`o niho `awa SCORPIONIDA
scorpion, house kopena SCORPIONIDA prob. Isometrus maculatus
scud ka`a CRUSTACEA
search for lice nä`uke Anoplura
search for lice, delouse hä`uke Anoplura
search for lice, delouse hä`ule Anoplura
sheep mite `uku hipa (poss. sheep ked)
"sheep tick" fly `uku hipa Diptera: Hippoboscidae?
short legged "let down" spider ku`uku`u ARANEAE
short-horn grasshopper `ühini Orthoptera: Acrididae
silk moth pe`elua kilika Lepidoptera: Bombycidae Bombyx mori
silkworm `enuhe kilika Lepidoptera: Bombycidae Bombyx mori
silkworm pe`elua kilika Lepidoptera: Bombycidae Bombyx mori
slender insect (attacks herbs, trees) kauno`a
small cockroach `elelü liilii Dictyoptera
small flies pönalo Diptera: Drosophilidae
small fly such as pönalo Diptera: Drosophilidae
small louse `uku li`i Anoplura
small stinging fly, stable? nalo `aki Diptera: Muscidae Stomoxys calcitrans?
small winged gnat nonanona Diptera
soldier ant naonao po`o nui Hymenoptera: Formicidae Pheidole
sowbug pokipoki ISOPODA
sphingid caterpillar horn kähala Lepidoptera: Sphingidae
sphinx caterpillar horn puapua Lepidoptera: Sphingidae
sphinx moth caterpillar `enuhe Lepidoptera: Sphingidae
sphinx moth caterpillar kalawela Lepidoptera: Sphingidae Agrius cingulata (prob.)
spider dance hula pe`epe`emakawalu ARANEAE
spider lalana ARANEAE
spider lanalana ARANEAE
spider nananana ARANEAE
spider pünanana ARANEAE
spider web (cobweb) `upena nananana ARANEAE
spider web (cobweb) hihi pünäwelewele ARANEAE
spider web (cobweb) pünäwelewele ARANEAE
spider web pünanana ARANEAE
spider, house pünanana ARANEAE
spider, Kaua`i cave wolf pe`epe`emaka`ole ARANEAE: Lycosidae Adelocosa anops
spider, large brown, stands high on legs lanalana ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
spider, large house pe`epe`emakawalu ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
spider, "let down" ho`oku`uku`u ARANEAE
spider, long-legged, web-making nananana ARANEAE
spider, long-legged, web-making nananana ARANEAE: Theridiidae Latrodectus spp.
spider, short legged "let down" ku`uku`u ARANEAE
spider, spinning pünäwelewele ARANEAE
spider, tarantula kalanakula ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
spider, tarantula taranatula ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
spinning spider pünäwelewele ARANEAE
stench that draws flies ekikilau Diptera
stinging fly nalo nahu
stink bug pu`u Heteroptera: Pentatomidae
Surinam cockroach `elelü lepo Dictyoptera: Blaberidae Pycnoscelus indicus
swarming insect (flies, bees, mosquitos) mumulu
swarming of plant lice pönalo Homoptera: Aphididae
tarantula kalanakula ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
tarantula spider kalanakula ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
tarantula spider taranatula ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
tarantula taranatula ARANEAE prob. Heteropoda venatoria
termite huhu Isoptera
termite naonao lele Isoptera
thread waist of wasp pu`ali Hymenoptera
tick `uku hipa ACARI
tiny caterpillar Lepidoptera
variegated cutworm poko Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Lycophotia porphyrea
vinegar fly pinaonoa Diptera: Drosophilidae
vinegar fly pönalonalo Diptera: Drosophilidae
wasp hope`ö Hymenoptera
wasp kopena Hymenoptera: Vespidae
wasp nalo hue loa`awa Hymenoptera
wasp, mud dauber nalo lawe lepo Hymenoptera: Sphecidae
wasp, mud nalo lawe lepo Hymenoptera: Sphecidae Sceliphron caementarium
wasp, parasitic nalo puka Hymenoptera
wasp, thread waist of pu`ali Hymenoptera
wasp, yellowjacket hope`ö Hymenoptera: Vespidae
weevil Coleoptera: Curculionidae
weevil, rice mü `ai palaoa Coleoptera: Curculionidae Sitophilus oryzae
white butterfly pulelehua kawa`ewae Greater Magellanic Cloud prob. Pieris rapae
white butterfly pulelehua kea Greater Magellanic Cloud prob. Pieris rapae
winged ant naonao Hymenoptera: Formicidae
wood eating borer huhu`ailä`au
wood-boring beetle Coleoptera
wood-boring insect huhu
wood-eating beetle `uku lä`au Coleoptera
worker bee nalo meli pa`ahana Hymenoptera: Apidae Apis mellifera
worm ilo
worm, burrowing in sand moeone
worm, "glow"?? nalo`a Coleoptera: Lampyridae [not in Hawai`i]
worm, long black wehi
wormy iloilo
yellowjacket (wasp) hope`ö Hymenoptera: Vespidae

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Bryan, E.H., Jr. Unpublished manuscript list.

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Malo, D. 1951. Hawaiian Antiquities. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu. 278 pp.

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