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Gnophos obfuscata.jpg
Scotch Annulet (Gnophos obfuscata)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Tribe: Gnophini (disputed)
Genus: Gnophos
Treitschke, 1825
Type species
Geometra furvata
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Several subgenera, about 120 species

Catascia Hübner, 1825
Gnophus Agassiz, 1847 (unjustified emendation)
Latascia (lapsus)
Sciadion Hübner, 1806 (nom. rej.)
Scotopterix Hübner, 1825
Scotopteryx Agassiz, 1847 (unjustified emendation; non Hübner, 1825: preoccupied)

Gnophos is a genus in the geometer moth family (Geometridae). A mostly Old World lineage, it is abundant in the Palearctic, with some North American species as well; in Europe 6 species are recorded. This genus has about 120 known species altogether in several recognized subgenera, with new ones still being discovered occasionally.[2]

This is the type genus of the tribe Gnophini in subfamily Ennominae, which some authors include in the Boarmiini.

Selected species[edit]

Subgenera and species of Gnophos include:[3]

Some other species formerly placed here are now in related genera such as Charissa, Ortaliella and Stueningia


  1. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004ab)
  2. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004a), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2009)
  3. ^ FE (2011), and see references in Savela (2009)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Type species of subgenus