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Subfamily Ennominae

Double-lined Gray? - Cleora sublunaria - male 6974    Juniper Geometer Moth    (Patalene olyzonaria)  - Patalene olyzonaria Glenoides Moth - Glenoides - male Digrammia? - Digrammia pictipennata Geometridae, larva head - Anavitrinella pampinaria Macaria? - Psamatodes Diurnal moth feeding  - Macaria Geometrid Moth - Pero mizon
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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)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Explanation of Names
From they type genus Ennomos, Greek meaning "lawful, just." (1)
Numbers
Contains about half of the world's known species of Geometridae. 751 N. American species.
Identification
The lack of an M2 vein in the hindwing is the distinguishing characteristic of the subfamily (Matthew Barnes, Moths of the Grenadines)
Remarks
Many are gray, but colors vary.
Some images may be hard to place below the subfamily level, without dissection or DNA testing:
Print References
(2)
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.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.