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Superfamily Geometroidea - Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths

Red-Bordered Wave Moth  - Idaea demissaria Geometridae: Eupithecia miserulata? - Eupithecia Ecliptopera silaceata - Small Phoenix Moth 7213 - Ecliptopera silaceata Hypagyrtis sp. - Hypagyrtis No. 64 Glena quinquelinearia-6453? - Glena quinquelinearia Synchlora sp - Synchlora frondaria Small Phigalia - Phigalia strigataria - male Ennomos subsignaria
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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.