Agrotis photophila

Light-loving Cutworm
(Agrotis photophila)

syn. Euxoa lucicolens, Euxoa photophila, Leucania photophila, Spaelotis lucicolens


Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu

local name: -

size: ca. 4,2 (wingspan)

extinction date: (?)

This owlet moth species was apparently always restricted to the region around the hawaiian capital city of Honolulu on the island of O'ahu, where it was found near the shore.

About the habits of this species nothing is known.


- Elwood C. Zimmerman: Insects of Hawaii; A Manual of the Insects of the Hawaiian Islands, including an Enumeration of the Species and Notes on their Origins, Distribution, Hosts, Parasites, etc.. Vol. 7, Macrolepidoptera. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 1958