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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: Geometroidea

Familia: Geometridae
Subfamilia: Larentiinae
Tribus: Hydriomenini
Genus: Notoreas
Species (20): N. aethalopa – N. arcuata – N. atmogramma – N. blax – N. casanova – N. chioneres – N. chrysopeda – N. edwardsi – N. elegans – N. galaxias – N. hexaleuca – N. ischnocyma – N. isoleuca – N. isomoera – N. mechanitis – N. niphocrena – N. ortholeuca – N. paradelpha – N. perornata – N. simplex

Notoreas Meyrick, 1885

Pasithea Meyrick, 1883

Notoreas arcuata female

Female Notoreas arcuata


Craw, R.C. 1986: Review of the genus Notoreas (sensu auctorum) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae). New Zealand journal of zoology, 13(1): 131–140. DOI: 10.1080/03014223.1986.10422654 Open access. Reference page.
Meyrick, E. 1886(1885): Notes on Nomenclature of New Zealand Geometrina. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, 18: 184.
Patrick, B.H.; Hoare, R.J.B.; Rhode, B.E. 2010: Taxonomy and conservation of allopatric moth populations: a revisionary study of the Notoreas perornata Walker complex (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae), with special reference to southern New Zealand. New Zealand journal of zoology 37(4): 257–283. DOI: 10.1080/03014223.2010.511127 Open access. Reference page.
Sinclair, L.J. 2002: Distribution and conservation requirements of Notoreas sp., an unnamed geometrid moth on the Taranaki coast, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand journal of zoology, 29(4): 311–322. DOI: 10.1080/03014223.2002.9518315


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Notoreas is a genus of geometer moths endemic to New Zealand.[1][2] The genus was described by Edward Meyrick in 1885.[3]

Species include:[4][5]

Notoreas arcuata
Notoreas atmogramma
Notoreas blax
Notoreas casanova
Notoreas chioneres
Notoreas chrysopeda
Notoreas edwardsi
Notoreas elegans
Notoreas galaxias
Notoreas hexaleuca
Notoreas ischnocyma
Notoreas isoleuca
Notoreas isomoera
Notoreas mechanitis
Notoreas niphocrena
Notoreas ortholeuca
Notoreas paradelpha
Notoreas perornata
Notoreas simplex


Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul (5 November 2004). "Notoreas Meyrick, 1885". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
"Notes on families and subfamilies of larger moths included in this Guide". Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. Archived from the original on 19 April 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
"Notoreas Meyrick, 1885". New Zealand Organisms Register. Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
Gordon, Dennis P., ed. (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: Kingdom animalia : chaetognatha, ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Vol. 2. p. 460. ISBN 978-1-877257-93-3. OCLC 973607714. OL 25288394M. Wikidata Q45922947.
Patrick, B. H.; Hoare, R. J. B.; Rhode, B. E. (December 2010). "Taxonomy and conservation of allopatric moth populations: a revisionary study of the Notoreas perornata Walker complex (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae), with special reference to southern New Zealand". New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 37 (4): 257–283. doi:10.1080/03014223.2010.511127.

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