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The moth is in the Family Tortricidae, subfamily Olthreutinae. The Tortricid.Net hostplant database: (www.tortricidae.com/foodplant_database.pdf) lists a few species reared from Cordia spp., all except one were from India, but none were reared specifically from C. subcordata. It was suggested that onr of the tortricid specialists be contacted (e.g., J Brown or T Gilligan) via the Tortricid.Net website (www.tortricidae.com/contact.asp). Another member thought that it was Platynota stultana Walsingham (Tortricidae), although it usually has a wide, pale band near the apical margin of the forewing. It feeds on kou (Cordia), but the damage is nowhere near the damage caused by the kou leafworm.There is a note on the new state record in the Proc. Hawaiian Ent. Soc. (see Scholarspace).