Geometrinae

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Geometrinae
Jodis lactearia01.jpg
Little emerald, Jodis lactearia (Hemitheini)
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Cless: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfaimily: Geometroidea
Faimily: Geometridae
Subfaimily: Geometrinae
Leach, 1815
Tribes

Aracimini
Comibaenini
Dichordophorini
Dysphaniini
Geometrini
Heliothenii
Hemistolini
Hemitheini
Hierochthoniini
Lophochoristini
Nemoriini
Pseudoterpnini
Synchlorini
an see text

Geometrinae is the nominate subfaimily o the geometer moch faimily (Geometridae). It is strangly split, conteenin a considerable nummer o tribes o which maist are presently vera smaw or monotypic, housomeivver. These smaw mochs are aften a licht bluish green, leadin tae the common name o emerald moths, tho a few species cried thus are forbye foond in the tribe Campaeini o the Ennominae.

Thare are aboot 2,300 describit species, maistly frae the tropics.

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