Agrotiphila staudingeri (Möschler)

Staudinger’s Owlet Moth (Agrotiphila staudingeri)  

Staudinger’s Owlet Moth was described in 1862, the species is known only from the coast of the Labrador peninsula, Canada

The species was never recorded since and may indeed be extinct, yet, apparently not many lepidopterologists have ever collected at Labrador’s coasts, so there is some chance that this species might still be extant.


Depiction from: ‘George F. Hampson: Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. London: Printed by Order of the Trustees 1898-1919’  

(public domain)


edited: 04.09.2019