Asthenini

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Asthenini
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Waved Carpet (Hydrelia sylvata)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Tribe: Asthenini
Warren, 1893
Genera

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Synonyms
  • Astheninae

Asthenini is a tribe of geometer moths under subfamily Larentiinae. The tribe has been combined with Eupitheciini in the past, most notably by Holloway in his work 'The Moths of Borneo'.[1]

Distribution[edit]

The tribe is represented in all the major biogeographical regions, but is most diverse in eastern Asia and is poorly represented in the Afrotropics. It is also poorly represented in the Neotropics if the genus Eois is excluded.

Diversity[edit]

227 species group taxa (species and subspecies) were included in the tribe in 2002. Later research re-included two genera, including the large genus Eois (about 250 species), more than doubling the number of species.

Recognized genera and species[edit]

Critical analysis by Xue and Scoble [2] indicated 18 genera that belong to the Asthenini with 1 additional, ungrouped species. The 18 genera recognized by this research are:

Later research re-included the following genera:

Disassociated genera[edit]

The following 7 genera are sometimes associated with the Asthenini, but were excluded by the work of Xue and Scoble:

Eois and Minoa were excluded by Xue and Scoble, but later again included by Viidalepp in 2011.

Species incertae sedis[edit]

Species ‘Chalyboclydon’ flexilinea was identified by Xue and Scoble as being part of the Asthenini. However, it has not been associated with a specific Asthenini genus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Moths of Borneo; Part 10 - Geometridae (Sterrhinae and Larentiinae)
  2. ^ DAYONG XUE and MALCOLM J. SCOBLE (2002). A review of the genera associated with the tribe Asthenini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae). Bulletin of The Natural History Museum. Entomology Series, 71 , pp 77-133 doi:10.1017/S0968045402000044