Geometrid Moth Nemoria spp.

Geometrid Moth Nemoria spp. Photo, Picture
  • Common Name:Geometrid Moth
  • Order Name: Lepidoptera
  • Family Name: Geometridae

The moth members of this Order of insects include a large number of diverse families. Moth groups include micro moths, leaf miners, clothes moths, plume moths, ermine moths, burnets, geometrids, silk moths, sphinx moths, tiger moths, wasp moths, noctuids, underwings and many others.

This flash photograph froze this Californian Geometrid moth in mid flight just as it was about to take a second flap. The Blackfoot Indians of North America believe moths to be the messenger of our dreams. Geometrid moths are characterized by symmetrical pattern with generally help in camouflage during the daylight hours as they rest on the bark of trees. This pale green moth had a single white line on the upper surfaces of it’s wing and was found in the daytime. Caterpillars of this group lack a few pair of prolegs and have resorted to the familiar “inchworm” mode of locomotion.