Pasiphila is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae. As of 2005 about 36 species were known, and of these, some 27 are native to New Zealand.[2]

Pasiphila rectangulata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Tribe: Eupitheciini
Genus: Pasiphila
Meyrick, 1883[1]
  • Calliclystis Dietze, 1910
  • Cithecia Staudinger, 1897
  • Helastiodes Warren, 1895
  • Gymnodisca Warren, 1895



Pasiphila was formerly treated as a synonym of Chloroclystis, as was Gymnodisca, which is now mostly treated as a subgenus of Pasiphila. Rhinoprora is sometimes treated as a synonym of subgenus Gymnodisca.

Furthermore, a number of species which were included in Pasiphila are now mostly placed in Pasiphilodes.


  1. ^ Yu, Dicky Sick Ki. "Pasiphila Meyrick 1883". Home of Ichneumonoidea. Taxapad. Archived from the original on December 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Viidalepp, J. and V. Mironov. (2005). Pasiphila hyrcanica sp. n.(Geometridae, Larentiinae) – a new species from Azerbaijan and Iran. Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine Nota lepidopterologica 28(3-4) 193-201.