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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Exoporia
Superfamilia: Hepialoidea

Familia: Hepialidae
Genus: Aoraia
Species (13): A. aspina – A. aurimaculata – A. dinodes – A. enysii – A. flavida – A. hespera – A. insularis – A. lenis – A. macropis – A. oreobolae – A. orientalis – A. rufivena – A. senex

Aoraia Dumbleton, 1966

Type species: Porina dinodes Meyrick, 1890
Fixation: original designation




Dugdale, J.S. 1994. Hepialidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Fauna of New Zealand, (30) Extract and PDF Reference page. [See p. 40]

Aoraia is a genus of moths of the family Hepialidae. There are 13 described species, all endemic to New Zealand. The type species of this genus is Porina dinodes Meyrick, 1890.[1][2] This genus contains some large species with a wingspan of up to 150 mm.


Aoraia aspina
Aoraia aurimaculata
Aoraia dinodes
Aoraia ensyii
Aoraia flavida
Aoraia hespera
Aoraia insularis – confined to Stewart Island/Rakiura & the small islands off Stewart Island/Rakiura.
Aoraia lenis
Aoraia macropis
Aoraia oreobolae
Aoraia orientalis
Aoraia rufivena
Aoraia senex

Buller's moth

Buller's moth (Aoraia mairi) is possibly extinct[3] and the description of this moth remains in doubt as the only recorded specimen, taken in 1867, has been lost.[4]

"Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species". Natural History Museum, London. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
Meyrick, E. (1889). "Descriptions of New Zealand Lepidoptera". Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute. 22: 204–220. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
Foottit, Robert G.; Adler, Peter H., eds. (2009). Insect biodiversity : science and society. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 94. ISBN 9781405151429.
"Notes on families and subfamilies of larger moths included in this guide". Landcare Research. Archived from the original on 19 April 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

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