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Superfamily Geometroidea - Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths

Eupithecia cretaceata 927a Philedia punctomacularia 6802 - Philedia punctomacularia Heterocera 16 - Eupithecia Pale yellow mottled moth top and bottom views - Xanthotype Eulithis xylina Geometridae: Speranza amboflava - Speranza amboflava Geometrid moth - Synchlora frondaria ? - Hypagyrtis unipunctata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Explanation of Names
Geometroidae from the type genus Geometra (Linnaeus), Greek meaning "to measure the earth," referring to the larva, or inchworm, as they move in a looping fashion. (1)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.