Agrotis tephrias

Kauai Cutworm
(Agrotis tephrias)

syn. Agrotis spoderopa, Euxoa spoderopa, Euxoa tephrias


Hawai'i Islands: Kaua'i, Maui

local name: -

size: ca. 4 cm (wingspan)

extinction date: (?)

This species once occurred on the islands of Kaua'i and Maui, probably also on the other main islands. The form from the island of Maui was first described as a distinct species (Agrotis spoderopa).


- 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