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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: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Arctiini
Subtribus: Spilosomina
Genus: Areas
Subgenus: A. (Melanareas)

Species overview

A. aquila – A. galactina – A. imperialis

Areas Walker, 1855: 658

Type species: Areas orientalis Walker, 1855 by monotypy.
Primary references

Walker, F. 1855. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part III. Lepidoptera Heterocera. British Museum (Natural History), London. 583–775. BHL [original description: p. 658]

Additional references

Butler, A.G., 1889: Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 7: i-iv, 1-124, pl. CXXI-CXXXVIII, London.
Dubatolov, V.V. , P.G. Haynes & Y. Kishida, 2009: Subspecies of Areas galactina (Hoeven, 1840) (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae): 25 years after H. Inoue's review. Tinea 20 (5): 316–329. Full article: [1].
Nakao, K. & Černý, K., 2013: A new species of the genus Areas Walker, 1855 from Laos and Thailand (Noctuoidea, Erebidae, Arctiinae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo, NF 34 (1/2): 87–89.

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