Geometrinae

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Geometrinae
Jodis lactearia01.jpg
Little Emerald, Jodis lactearia (Hemitheini)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Geometroidea
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Geometrinae
Leach, 1815
Tribes

Aracimini
Comibaenini
Dichordophorini
Dysphaniini
Geometrini
Heliothenii
Hemitheini
Hierochthoniini
Lophochoristini
Nemoriini
Pseudoterpnini
Synchlorini
and see text

Geometrinae is the nominate subfamily of the geometer moth family (Geometridae). It is strongly split, containing a considerable number of tribes of which most are presently very small or monotypic however. These small moths are often a light bluish green, leading to the common name of emerald moths, though a few species called thus are also found in the tribe Campaeini of the Ennominae.

There are about 2,300 described species, mostly from the tropics.

Selected species[edit]

Genera incertae sedis[edit]

Some geometrine genera have not been definitely assigned to a tribe.[1] These include:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ See references in Savela (2007)

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