Dysphania (moth)

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Dysphania militaris.jpg
D. militaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Geometrinae
Tribe: Dysphaniini
Genus: Dysphania
Hübner, [1819]
  • Deileptena Guérin-Méneville, 1831
  • Euschema Hübner, 1819
  • Hazis Boisduval, 1832
  • Heleona Swainson, 1833
  • Pareuschema Thierry-Mieg 1905
  • Polenivora Gistl, 1848

Dysphania is a genus of colourful moths in the family Geometridae. With a typical wingspan of 5–8.5 centimetres (2.0–3.3 in), they are relatively large compared to most members of this family. Most Dysphania are day flying, but there are also nocturnal species. They are found in northeast Australia, Melanesia, and south, east and southeast Asia.