Geometer moth

The geometer moths are moths that belong to the order , which includes moths and butterflies. Their scientific name is derived from the Ancient geo and metron meaning “measure” in allusion to how their larvae, or “inchworms,” appear to “measure the ” as they crawl in a looping form. It is a fairly vast family with over 23,000 of moths known and over 1400 from six subfamilies native to alone. The peppered , Biston betularia, is a well-known member that has been the of multiple population genetics . A of other geometer moths are vexing pests.

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