Ectropis (genus)

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Ectropis crepuscularia (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: entomart
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Ectropis Hübner, 1825

This genus of geometrid moths contains around 150 species and is widely distributed in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. Several species are considered agricultural pests, attacking crops like tea, coffee or cacao. The most important species are the tea geometrids, Ectropis obliqua and E. grisescens, which damage tea in eastern Asia.

Type species: Ectropis crepuscularia


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: