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Aponotoreas villosa
Aponotoreas villosa male.jpg
Male specimen
Aponotoreas villosa female.jpg
Female specimen
Scientific classification
  • Notoreas villosa Philpott, 1917

Aponotoreas villosa is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is endemic to New Zealand.


This species was first described by Alfred Philpott as Notoreas villosa in 1917. In 1986 R. C. Craw described the new genus Aponotoreas and included A. villosa within it.


The male of this species was first collected in 1910 at The Hump, near Waiau and the female of the species was discovered in 1915 by C. C. Fenwick in the same locality. A. villosa has also been found in the Hunter Mountains.


A. villosa inhabits grassland areas up to 1200 metres in altitude.

Life cycle

Adult moths are normally seen between December and February.

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