Abraxini

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Abraxini
Stegania.trimaculata.7577.jpg
The Dorset Cream Wave (Stegania trimaculata) is placed in the Cassymini by authors recognizing them as separate tribe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Geometroidea
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Tribe: Abraxini
Warren, 1893
Genera

Several, but see text

Synonyms

[1]
Abraxinae Warren, 1893
Cassymini Holloway, 1994 (but see text)
Pantheridae Moore, 1887
Pantherini Moore, 1887
Zerenini Duponchel, 1845
Zerenites Duponchel, 1845

The Abraxini are a tribe of geometer moths in the subfamily Ennominae. Here, the Cassymini are considered a specialized offshoot of the Abraxini and merged therein; some authors consider them a distinct tribe however.[2]

Genera[edit]

As numerous ennomine genera have not yet been assigned to a tribe,[3] the genus list is preliminary. Most of the genera listed here would be placed in the Cassymini if these are considered separate.[4]

Heliomata, otherwise placed in the Macariini, might also belong here.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Forum Herbulot (2008)
  2. ^ Holloway (1994), Young (2008)
  3. ^ See references in Savela (2008)
  4. ^ Holloway (1994)

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