Caterpillar damaging basil
moth BL 2.7 mm
specimens AM20080629.003 - .006
Pyrausta sp., possibly acrionalis (Family Crambidae)
According to Zimmerman(2001) "Pyrausta has 11 species with western pacific affinities", so this may be one of those rare cases where an island endemic has become an agricultural pest.
Insects of Hawaii: Manual of the Insects of the Hawaiian Islands, Including an Enumeration of the Species and Notes on Their Origins, Distribution, Hosts, Parasites, Etc By Elwood C. Zimmerman Contributor Elwood C. Zimmerman, James K. Liebherr Published by University of Hawaii Press, 2001 ISBN 082482427X, 9780824824273 206 pages