Agrotis laysanensis (Rothschild)

Laysan Cutworm (Agrotis laysanensis)

The Laysan Cutworm was described in 1894, it was endemic to the island of Laysan in the northwestern part of the Hawaiian Islands chain.

The biology of this species is not known, it is now extinct.



[1] E. C. Zimmerman: Insects of Hawaii 7, Macrolepidoptera. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu 1958  


Depiction from ‘Walter Rothschild: Some new species of Lepidoptera. Novitates Zoologicae 1: 535-540. 1894’  

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edited: 22.01.2019