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Hemithea aestivaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Geometrinae
Tribe: Hemitheini
Genus: Hemithea
Duponchel, 1829
  • Chlorochroma Duponchel, 1845
  • Geometrina Motschulsky, [1861]
  • Lophocrita Warren, 1894
  • Mixolophia Warren, 1894

Hemithea is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae.

In 1999, there were about 31 species in the genus.[1]


Palpi reaching just beyond the frons in male, long in female. Antennae of male usually ciliated. Hind tibia of male dilated with a fold containing a tuft of long hair. Abdomen with dorsal tufts on three segments. Fore wings with vein 3 from angle of cell. Veins 7,8,9,10 stalked and vein 11 free. Hind wings with angled outer margin at vein 4. Vein 3,4 and 6,7 stalked.[2]



  1. ^ Hemithea. Natural History Museum, London.
  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. [permanent dead link]

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