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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Geometroidea — the measuring worms, loopers, and cankerworms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of moths whose larvae are called measuring worms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A large family of heterocerous lepidopterous insects or moths, named from the genus Geometra, whose larvæ are measuring-worms; the geometers, geometrids, phalænids, or Phalœnidœ.
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- n. measuring worms
Causes of cyclicity of Epirrita autumnata (Lepidoptera, Geometridae): grandiose theory and tedious practice.
Causes of cyclicity of '' Epirrita autumnata '' (Lepidoptera, Geometridae): grandiose theory and tedious practice.
Moth larvae, particularly those in the family Geometridae (the “loopers” or “spanworms”), are a large component of the diet of many passerine birds in the boreal forest and near the forest/tundra margin.
The Geometridae family (Lepidoptera) contains approximately 50 percent endemicity.
Other Lepidoptera groups (e.g. Geometridae) also show high levels of endemism.
Howlett & Michael E.N. Majerus, The understanding of industrial melanism in the Peppered moth (Biston betularia) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), Biol J.
Lepidoptera: more specifically applied to the Geometridae.
(Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), with notes on limitations in using DNA barcodes for delimiting species.
Geometridae) in the Scandinavian mountain chain and northern Finland 1862 – 1968.