Agrotis fasciata Rothschild, 1894 (Hubner, 1824?)
Midway noctuid moth, Midway mudworm
Last record: 1908 or before
[i]"This species has not been seen for more than 90 years. It may be extinct. Asquith did not collect it during his 1994 visit. There are no records indicating it’s host plant and we are not likely to rediscover this moth again. It is currently listed as a C3 endangered status."[/i]
Butler & Usinger (1963) reported this species from Laysan. Whether this record is correct or not, and if so whether it refers to a vagrant or not is not known to the author at present.
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 12 May 2012]
Butler, George D. Jr. and Usinger, Robert L. (1963). [url=https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/atollresearchbulletin/issues/00098.pdf]Insects and other invertebrates from Laysan Island[/url]. Atoll Research Bulletin 98: 1-30.
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 fasciata. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 12 May 2012.