geometrid moth

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Synonyms for geometrid moth

slender-bodied broad-winged moth whose larvae are called measuring worms

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Veteran entomologists, curator Chris Darling and technician Brad Hubley primarily focus their efforts on geometrid moths and the cicadas of Mulu's forests.
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.
The ephemeral life cycle of geometrid moths, including our very similar native fall canker worm, is completed here on warm evenings from Thanksgiving onward.