Viidalepp, Jaan, 2011, A morphological review of tribes in Larentiinae (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), Zootaxa 3136, pp. 1-44: 28-29

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Tribe Larentiini   Duponchel, 1845

( Figs 98–107 View FIGURES 98 – 102 View FIGURES 103 – 108 ) (Mesoleucini McGuffin, 1958)

Pierce (1914) described his group “Entephriinae” as follows: valva rounded (i.e. sacculus region wholly fused to), costa thickened, plate-like; manica thickly and minutely spined; anellus dorsal lobes or calcar [present]. (Pierce grouped some Colostygia Hübner   ( Fig. 83 View FIGURES 78 – 83 ) species with Entephria   , therefore anellus lobes mentioned); calcar produced to a long arm is mentioned in texts for Entephria Stephens   species; medially dilated valve costa reminds that in Thera Stephens   and allied cidariine genera but differs in pollex -like outstanding apical process.

Following characters enable us to delimit the tribe: male genital armature with dorsal arms of vinculum dilated triangular, tegumen much slender; a thick hair lock arising from base of valve costa; female apophyses short (shared with Xanthorhoini   ); vinculum projecting flap-like between the bases of sacculi.

McGuffin (1958) separated a tribe Mesoleucini from Hydriomenini   s. l. according to morphological characters of larvae; Herbulot recombined these genera into Larentiini   . Krüger (2005) has described some species of Entephria   with Piercia   -like ornamentation to juxta. Distribution: (Neotropical, Afrotropical), Palaearctic.