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Superfamily Geometroidea - Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths

1775 Eupithecia cf. E. lariciata 7548 - Eupithecia lariciata False Hemlock Looper - Nepytia canosaria Drepanulatrix - Zenophleps The Gem (Orthonama obstipata; Hodges #7414) - Orthonama obstipata - female for Oregon for April - Digrammia muscariata moth - Sicya macularia Moth #31 - Hypagyrtis Small Pale Wavy Lined Moth - Scopula
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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.