Agrotis photophila (Butler, 1879:269)

Light-loving Noctuid moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leucania photophila Butler, 1879:269 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: c. 1900

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Butler, A. G. (1879). On the heterocerous Lepidoptera collected in the Hawaiian Islands by the Rev. T. Blackburn. Entomologists' Monthly Magazine 15: 269-273.


Other references:

Walker, A. & Medeiros, M.J. 2021. Agrotis photophila. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T708A189703011. Accessed on 08 July 2022.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Agrotis photophila. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 29 July 2012.


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