Agrotis panoplias Meyrick, 1899

Kona agrotis noctuid moth, Kona cutworm



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Euxoa panoplias (Meyrick, 1899)


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Meyrick, Edward. (1899). Macrolepidoptera. Fauna Hawaiiensis or the Zoology of the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Isles: ..., vol. 1, part 2. 123-275.


Other references:

Funasaki, G., Nakahara, L., Beardsley, J. and Ota, A. 1988. A review of biological control introductions in Hawaii: 1890 to 1985. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 28: 105-159.

Gagné, W.C. and Howarth, F.G. 1982. Conservation status of endemic Hawaiian Lepidoptera . Proceedings of the 3rd Congress on European Lepidoptera, pp. 74-85. Cambridge, England.

Haines, W., Giffin, J. and Foote, D. 2004. Rediscovery of five species of Omiodes Guenee (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Hawai’i Island. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 79: 45-49.

Nishida, G.M. 2002. Hawaiian Terrestrial Arthropod Checklist. Fourth Edition. Bishop Museum Technical Report No. 22: 1-313.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 1994. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species. Federal Register 59(219): 58982-59028.

Walker, A. & Medeiros, M.J. 2021. Agrotis panoplias. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T188988592A189703162. Accessed on 08 July 2022.

Zimmerman, E.C. 1958. Insects of Hawaii. Macrolepidoptera. 7. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu.


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