Agrotis crinigera Butler, 1881
Poko noctuid moth, Larger Hawaiian cutworm
Last record: February, 1879 or later (1926?, ([url=https://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/endangered/ext-insects.html]source[/url]))
[i]"This species is now thought to be extinct since it has not been collected for more than 90 years. It has been recorded from Laysan, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, & Hawaii Islands. It’s common name is larger Hawaiian cutworm (“Poko” mo) and has a C3 endangered status. Zimmerman (1958) lists legumes as it’s host plant as well as Datura. Little is known of it’s current status and it is likely this species will not be rediscovered. I do not believe A. crinigera to be important to the overall health of Laysan unless it can be found again. Searches on the high islands have proved unfruitful."[/i]
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Butler, Arthur G. (1881). [url=https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/24722820#page/335/mode/1up]On a Collection of Nocturnal Lepidoptera from the Hawaiian Islands[/url]. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 5, 7: 317-333.
Beccaloni, G., Scoble, M., Kitching, I., Simonsen, T., Robinson, G., Pitkin, B., Hine, A. & Lyal, C. (Eds.). (2003). The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/lepindex [accessed 11 May 2012]
Preston, David J. (1998). [url=https://scholar.googleusercontent.com/scholar?q=cache:k-aDf1ZWVFUJ:scholar.google.com/+Agrotis+fasciata&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5]Recommendations for Laysan Island ecosystem restoration with species considerations toward the arthropods and their associated host plants[/url]. Submited to Dr. Marie Morin and Dr. Sheila Conant, April 1998, [Accessed 12 May 2012].
World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Agrotis crinigera. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 12 May 2012.