The geometer moths are moths belonging to the family Geometridae of the insect order Lepidoptera, the moths and butterflies. Their scientific name derives from the Ancient Greek geo γη or γαια "the earth" and metron μέτρων "measure" in reference to the way their larvae, or inchworms, 1 Adults; 2 Caterpillars; 3 Systematics; 4 References; 5 Further reading.
The inchworm, the larval phase of a North American moth species, goes through four stages during its life cycle: egg, larvae, pupae and adult. The name applies.
Certain destructive inchworms are called cankerworms. Adult geometrid moths range in wingspread from 3/8 in. to 2 in. (–51 mm). Most are gray or brown.
Inchworm is a term used for different types of caterpillars that move by contracting and stretching out their bodies. They vary in size and color, but are usually.
Inchworms aren't caterpillars of a single species; they are the larvae of many different geometrid The adult moths breed among the leaf litter below the trees.