The Superfamily Geometroidea is further organized into finer groupings including:
The geometer moths or Geometridae (from Greek geo ?? or ?a?a 'the earth' and metron ??t??? 'measure' ? refers to the larvae, which appear to "measure the earth" as they move in a looping fashion) are a family of the order Lepidoptera. A very large family, it has around 35,000 species of moths described, and over 1,400 species from 6 subclasses indigenous to North America. A well-known member is the Peppered Moth, Biston betularia, which has been subject of numerous studies in population genetics. Several other geometer moths are notorious pests. [more]
At least 55 species and subspecies belong to the Family Hedylidae.
More info about the Family Hedylidae may be found here.
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