ID for black/white flying insect

Not in a garden, but saw this pretty critter in my house on Maui. Never saw anything like him, and Im not sure if hes native/exclusive to Hawaii :0

Hes next to my 13 iPad screen for size comparison.

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Minot, ND

This moth belongs to a complex of families collectively called "microlepidopera"; I have little hope of offering a specific identification as Hawai'i has such a large and diverse assemblage of these moths - see
The specimen shown here appears similar to yours, but I'm virtually certain that it is not the same -

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