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Chiasmia emersaria.jpg
Semiothisa emersaria is sometimes placed in Chiasmia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Geometroidea
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Tribe: Macariini
Guenée, 1858

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Fernaldellini Hulst, 1896
Semiothisini Warren, 1894

The Macariini are a tribe of geometer moths in the Ennominae subfamily. Though they share many traits with the Sterrhinae, this is probably plesiomorphic rather than indicative of a close relationship, and DNA sequence data points to the Boarmiini as particularly close relatives of the Macariini. All things considered, this tribe might still resemble the very first Ennominae more than any other living lineage in the subfamily.[2]

Selected genera and species[edit]

As numerous ennomine genera have not yet been assigned to a tribe,[3] the genus list should be considered preliminary.

In addition, "Boarmia" penthearia appears to belong to the Macariini too.[2]


  1. ^ Forum Herbulot (2008)
  2. ^ a b Young (2008)
  3. ^ See references in Savela (2008)