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Pachyerannis obliquaria1.jpg
Mating Pachyerannis obliquaria.
Large-winged male above, stub-winged female below.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Geometroidea
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Tribe: Bistonini
Stephens, 1850

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Amphidasini Duponchel, 1845
Amphidasites Duponchel, 1845
Bistonidi Stephens, 1850
Eubyjinae Warren, 1893
Eubyjini Warren, 1893
Hibernites Duponchel, 1845
Hyberniini Duponchel, 1845

The Bistonini are a tribe of geometer moths in subfamily the Ennominae. As numerous ennomine genera have not yet been assigned to a tribe,[2] the genus list is preliminary. In addition, the entire tribe is sometimes[3] merged into a much-expanded Boarmiini. In other treatments,[4] the Erannini are included in the present group.

They overall resemble the Boarmiini, which are certainly closely related. Bistonini tend to retain more plesiomorphic traits (they are rather basal in the expanded Boarmiini) and contain many species that are very large and hairy by geometer moth standards, somewhat resembling Arctiidae.[5]

Selected genera and species[edit]


  1. ^ Forum Herbulot (2008)
  2. ^ See references in Savela (2010)
  3. ^ Following Holloway (1994)
  4. ^ See e.g. references in Savela (2010)
  5. ^ Young (2008)