Geometer Moths

Geometer moths are named after their family name, Geometridae. They make up close to 1500 species in North America. Most, but not all adults rest with spread wings. Their larvae are known as inchworms. Because they have only two sets of abdominal prolegs, they crawl in a “looping” manner or “inch” their way along. Many of the females in this group are wingless.

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