Two new day-flying species of Agrotis Ochsenheimer (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from the alpine summit of the Maunakea Volcano.


The Urban School of San Francisco, 1563 Page St, San Francisco, CA, 94117 USA, and School of Life Sciences, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV 89154 USA.. [Email]


Two new endemic Hawaiian species of Agrotis Ochsenheimer (Noctuidae) are described: A. helela and A. kuamauna. Both species are day-flying and occur at high-elevations. Observations of adult and larval morphology and biology are included, as well as illustrations of adult moths and genitalia for both sexes.


Lepidoptera, Hawaiʻi, Mauna Kea, Maunakea, Mauna Loa, Maunaloa, Noctuinae, morphology, taxonomy,