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Superfamily Geometroidea - Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths

Idaea dimidiata Macaria bicolorata? - Macaria Moth    - Neoalcis californiaria - female Leptostales laevitaria - Raspberry Wave Moth - Hodges#7177 - Leptostales laevitaria unknown moth - Anavitrinella pampinaria - male Digrammia denticulata? - Digrammia Geometridae: Scopula luteolata - Scopula luteolata Xanthotype sospet - Xanthotype sospeta
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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.