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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

Several, but see text


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]


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.


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