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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Tribe: Eupitheciini
Genus: Gymnoscelis
Mabille, 1868[1]
  • Dolerosceles Meyrick, 1889
  • Iramba Moore, 1887

Gymnoscelis is a genus of moth in the family Geometridae.


Palpi porrect, where the second joint clothed with hair and reaching beyond the frontal tuft. Third joint prominent. Antennae of male ciliated. Hind tibia with a terminal spur pair, and rarely with a very minute medial pair. Abdomen with slight dorsal crests. Fore wings with vein 3 from close to angle of cell. Vein 5 from middle of discocellulars and vein 6 from upper angle. Veins 10,11 stalked, and vein 10 anastomosing with veins 7 to 9 to form areole. Vein 11 anastomosing with vein 12 as well. Hind wings with veins 3,4 from angle of cell and vein 5 from middle of discocellulars. Veins 6,7 from upper angle and vein 8 anastomosing with vein 7 to beyond middle of cell.[2]



  1. ^ "Home of Ichneumonoidea". Taxapad. Dicky Sick Ki Yu. 1997–2012. Retrieved 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-iii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  • Hausmann, A., 2009, New and interesting geometrid moths from the Cape Verde islands (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Shilap Revista de Lepidopterologia 37 (146): 241-247.
  • Orhant, G.E.R.J., 2009: 3. Contribution à la connaissance des Lépidoptères Hétérocères de Tahiti Gymnoscelis barbuti n. sp. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de Mulhouse 65 (3): 41-42.
  • Vojnits, A.M. 1994: New Eupithecia, Gymnoscelis and Chloroclystis species from Africa and Arabia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae: Larentiinae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 40 (3): 265-271.

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