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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Using high-output mercury vapour lights, white sheets, and trap boxes, Chris and Brad coerce these cicadas and geometrid moths to participate in novel research; as our climate warms, species are predicted to ascend mountains.
Migrants, especially early season insectivorous migrants or those at more northern latitudes, are most likely to arrive before leaf-out in spring (Slagsvold 1976) and be more dependent on aquatic insects compared to late arriving migrants or migrants at more southern latitudes, such as central Illinois where migrants fed primarily on geometrid caterpillars (Graber and Graber 1983).
Beta diversity of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in an Andean montane rainforest.
This approach provides a new insight into the geometrid diversity of the UAE and neighbouring countries.