geometrid moth

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Noun1.geometrid moth - slender-bodied broad-winged moth whose larvae are called measuring wormsgeometrid moth - slender-bodied broad-winged moth whose larvae are called measuring worms
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
family Geometridae, Geometridae - measuring worms
Paleacrita vernata - moth whose larvae are spring cankerworms
Alsophila pometaria - North American moth with grey-winged males and wingless females; larvae are fall cankerworms
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For the insect team, the cicada and geometrid moth samples have been carefully organized and shipped to entomology colleagues in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom for specialized identification.
Aimed primarily at lepidopterists, this oversized, well-organized, and thorough handbook (8.5x11.5") covers the 589 species of geometrid moth that can be found in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic archipelago, together with an additional 43 species, including two new subspecies, not on the standard list.
The Geometrid Moths of Europe; Volume 6; 2 volume set
Habitat type modifies geometry of elevational diversity gradients in geometrid moths (Lepidoptera Geometrdae) on Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
The ephemeral life cycle of geometrid moths, including our very similar native fall canker worm, is completed here on warm evenings from Thanksgiving onward.
Montahe Andean rainforests area global biodiversity hotspots of geometrid moths. Journal of Biogeography 32:1621-1627.