Agrotis fasciata (Rothschild)

Midway Cutworm (Agrotis fasciata)  

The Midway Cutworm was described in 1894, the species was endemic to the Midway Atoll in the northwestern part of the Hawaiian Islands chain.  The moth reached a wingspan of about 4,7 cm.  

There is nothing known about this owlet moth species, this applies also to the extinction date. [1]  



[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: 07.04.2018