Poko noctuid moth

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Poko noctuid moth

Extinct  (c. 1926) (IUCN 2.3)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Agrotis
Species: A. crinigera
Binomial name
Agrotis crinigera
(Butler, 1881)
  • Spaelotis crinigera Butler, 1881
  • Rhyacia crinigera

The Poko noctuid moth (Agrotis crinigera) was a moth in the Noctuidae family. It is now an extinct species.

It was endemic to Maui, Hawaii and Oahu islands, Hawaii, United States. It was said to be sometimes very abundant in the 19th century, occurring in thousands and mostly found close to the sea-level. Its caterpillar was known as the larger Hawaiian cutworm .

The last living moths were seen in 1926.[2] Five specimens have been preserved in the British Museum collection.[3]

The larvae have been recorded on various garden plants (especially legumes), beans, corn, cowpea, Datura, grasses, peas, Portulaca, Sida and sugarcane.