Aenetus virescens

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Aenetus virescens male
Aenetus virescens female


Taxonavigation: Hepialoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
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: Aenetus
Species: Aenetus virescens


Aenetus virescens (Doubleday, 1843)

Type locality: New Zealand, Waitemata AK.

Holotype: Unknown. Not in BMNH (?lost).


  • Hepialus virescens Doubleday, 1843
  • Hepialus rubro viridans White in Taylor, 1855 (Synonymised by Meyrick 1890: 211).
  • Charagia rubroviridans Walker, 1856 (Synonymised by Kirby 1891: 891).)
  • Charagia fischeri Felder, 1874 in Felder & Rogenhofer (Synonymised by Meyrick 1890: 211).
  • Charagia hectori Butler, 1877 (Synonymised by Meyrick 1890: 211)
  • Charagia virescens ab. albo-extremis Quai, 1903 (Synonymised by Hudson (1928: 357)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Puriri moth
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