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Lythria cruentaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Sterrhinae
Tribe: Lythriini
Herbulot, 1962
Genus: Lythria
Hübner, 1823[1]

Lythria is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae and only genus of the tribe Lythriini.[1]


The genus Lythria consists of five species:


Within the Sterrhinae, the Lythriini are probably the sistergroup of the Rhodometrini, as diagrammed by the cladogram below:[3][4]













  1. ^ a b c d e f Viidalepp, Jaan. Checklist of the Geometridae (Lepidoptera) of the former U.S.S.R. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books, 1998. 12.
  2. ^ Vasilenko, Sergei V. "Lythria venustata (Lepidoptera, Geometridae), a Rare Species from Kazakhstan." Entomological Review 89.3 (2009): 374-376. ISSN 0013-8738 doi:10.1134/S0013873809030166
  3. ^ Sihvonen, Pasi & Lauri Kaila. "Phylogeny and tribal classification of Sterrhinae with emphasis on delimiting Scopulini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)." Systematic Entomology 29 (2004): 324–358. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.12.027
  4. ^ Õunap, Erki, Jaan Viidalepp, & Urmas Saarma. "Systematic position of Lythriini revised: transferred from Larentiinae to Sterrhinae (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)." Zoologica Scripta 37.4 (2008): 405-413. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00327.x

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