Agrotis kerri Swezey, 1920
Kerr's noctuid moth
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Euxoa kerri Swezey, 1920
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.
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. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 22 June 2012.