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


Biology & Ecology




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.






Original scientific description:

Swezey, Otto Herman. (1920). Some new Hawaiian Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 4(2): 376-386.


Other references:

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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