|Holotype specimen of Asaphodes ida|
Asaphodes is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae erected by Edward Meyrick in 1885.This genus is endemic to New Zealand.
Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths, and there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth, many of which have yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are also crepuscular and diurnal species.
Edward Meyrick FRS was an English schoolmaster and amateur entomologist. He was an expert on Microlepidoptera and some consider him one of the founders of modern Microlepidoptera systematics.
Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere. The extreme opposite of endemism is cosmopolitan distribution. An alternative term for a species that is endemic is precinctive, which applies to species that are restricted to a defined geographical area.
The species found in the genus Asaphodes include:
Asaphodes abrogata is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is endemic to New Zealand. It was first described by Francis Walker in 1862 using a specimen collected by P. Earl in Waikouaiti. The type specimen of this species is held at the Natural History Museum.
Asaphodes adonis is a species of moth in the Geometridae family. It is endemic to New Zealand.
Asaphodes aegrota is a species of moth in the Geometridae family. It was first described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1879 as Selidosema aegrota. It is endemic to New Zealand.
Orocrambus is a genus of moths of the Crambidae family. All species are endemic to New Zealand.
Scoparia is a grass moth genus of subfamily Scopariinae. Some authors have assigned the synonymous taxon Sineudonia to the snout moth family (Pyralidae), where all grass moths were once also included, but this seems to be in error.
Austrocidaria is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae. It was described by John S. Dugdale in 1971.
Dasyuris is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae first described by Achille Guenée in 1868.
Pseudocoremia is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae erected by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1877. This genus is endemic to New Zealand.
Scopula is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae described by Franz von Paula Schrank in 1802.
Harmologa is a genus of moths belonging to the subfamily Tortricinae of the family Tortricidae.
Borkhausenia is a genus of the concealer moth family (Oecophoridae) described by Jacob Hübner in 1825. Among these, it belongs to subfamily Oecophorinae, wherein it is probably closely related to Hofmannophila. In the past, several other Oecophoridae have been included in Borkhausenia, as well as a few even more distant members of the superfamily Gelechioidea. Metalampra was originally described as a subgenus of Borkhausenia. Telechrysis has also been included here as a subgenus by some, while other authors have considered it a separate genus in the Oecophorinae or – if these are also considered distinct – the Amphisbatinae.
Sabatinca is a genus of small primitive metallic moths in the family Micropterigidae. Palaeomicra and Micropardalis were both established as subgenera of Sabatinca, but were both raised to generic level by Joël Minet in 1985.
Asterivora is a genus of moths in the family Choreutidae. Asterivora was described by J. S. Dugdale in 1979.
Carposina is a genus of moths in the Carposinidae family.
Heterocrossa is a genus of moths in the Carposinidae family. It is endemic to New Zealand. This genus was previously regarded as a synonym of the genus Carposina. However Elwood C. Zimmerman in Insects of Hawaii removed Heterocrossa from synonymy with Carposina. Zimmerman argued that as the genitalia of Heterocrossa and Carposina are distinct, Heterocrossa should not be regarded as a synonym of Carposina. This was agreed with by John S. Dugdale in his annotated catalogue of New Zealand lepidoptera.
Asaphodes cataphracta is a moth in the Geometridae family. It is endemic to New Zealand and is found in the South Island.
Asaphodes imperfecta is a moth in the Geometridae family. It is endemic to New Zealand. It is classified as critically endangered by the Department of Conservation.
Gymnobathra is a genus of moths in the family Oecophoridae. It was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1883. All species are found in New Zealand.
Asaphodes exoriens is a species of moth in the family Geometridae. This species is endemic to New Zealand.
Tingena is a genus of the concealer moth family (Oecophoridae). This genus is endemic to New Zealand. It was described by Francis Walker in 1864.
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