Agrotis kerri (Swezey)

Kerr’s Cutworm (Agrotis kerri)  

Kerr’s Cutworm was found on the islets of the so called French Frigate Shoals, far in the northwest of the Hawaiian Islands chain.  

The species reached a wingspan of about 3,5 cm.  

Not much is known about the habits of this species, the larvae were found on plants of Alena (Boerhavia tetrandra G. Forst.) and Ihi (Portulaca lutea Sol. ex G. Forst.).  

The species was last seen in 1923 and is now considered extinct.  



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


edited: 07.04.2018