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Agrotis kerri Swezey, 1920

Kerr's noctuid moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Euxoa kerri Swezey, 1920


Conservation Status

Last record: 26 June 1923 or later (1923 (source))

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



French Frigate Shoals, Hawaiian Islands, USA






13 specimens and 2 larvae were caught between 22-26 June, 1923 (Bryan et al. 1926:73). Whether any of these specimens were preserved is not known to the author. This is also the only definite record of the species I have found, illustrating the scarcity of this species in historical collections, perhaps biased by the geographical isolation of its habitat.






Bryan, E. H., jnr. et al. (1926). Insects of Hawaii, Johnston Island and Wake Island. Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Bulletin 31, Tanager Expedition 3, 94 pp.
World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Agrotis kerri. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 22 June 2012.


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