Geometroidea

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Geometroidea

[‚jē·ə·mə′trȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superfamily of lepidopteran insects in the suborder Heteroneura comprising small to large moths with reduced maxillary palpi and tympanal organs at the base of the abdomen.
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Svensson (1998): Sonic hearing in a diurnal geometrid moth Archiearis parthenias, temporally isolated from bats.
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.
Bergmann's rule does not apply to geometrid moths along an elevational gradient in an Andean montane rain forest.
Diurnal visitors were mainly bees, lepidopterans and flies; nocturnal visitors were mainly noctuid, geometrid and sphingid moths.
Montahe Andean rainforests area global biodiversity hotspots of geometrid moths.
As indicators of insect and mammalian resistance we conducted bioassays with a geometrid moth, Epirrita autumnata (Borkhausen), and counted the resin droplets on the shoot of the saplings, respectively.
In 1981, a complex of geometrid loopers (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) defoliated approximately 1 million acres of forest in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia (Wygal et al.
Adult geometrid moths usually have a functional proboscis, and it is likely that most tropical species rely on flower nectar as their food source, although evidence is scarce (Axmacher et al.
Faunal Composition of Geometrid Moths Changes with Altitude in an Andean Montane Rain Forest.
Genetical studies in the moths of the Geometrid genus Oporabia (Oporinia) with a special consideration of melanism in the Lepidoptera.
Diversity of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) along an Afrotropical elevational rainforest transect.