The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Aoraia mairi


Species Authority
Buller, 1872:279 (1873?)
Porina mairi Buller, 1872:279
Common Name
Buller's moth
Ruahine Range, North Island, New Zealand
Last Record
IUCN status
Not evaluated
TSE Forum thread
Only known from a single specimen, now presumed lost.
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Buller, Walter L. (1872). [url=]Notice of a New Species of Moth in New Zealand[/url]. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 5: 279-280.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Dugdale, John S. (1994). [url=]Hepialidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera)[/url]. Fauna of New Zealand 30: 194 pp. [p. 70]
Foottit, Robert G.; Adler, Peter H., eds. (2009). Insect biodiversity : science and society. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 94.
Hoare, R. J. B., Dugdale, J. S., Edwards, E. D., Gibbs, G. W., Patrick, B. H., Hitchmough, R. A. and Rolfe, J. R. (2017). [url=]Conservation status of New Zealand butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera), 2015[/url]. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 20. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 13 pp.
Meads, Michael J. (1990). [url=]Forgotten fauna: the rare, endangered and protected invertebrates of New Zealand[/url]. DSIR Publishing: Wellington.
Patrick, B.H.; Dugdale, J.S. (2000). Conservation status of the New Zealand lepidoptera (PDF). Wellington, N.Z.: Dept. of Conservation. p. 30.
Wishart, Skye (2012). [url=]Night moves - the world of moths[/url]. New Zealand Geographic. 113.