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Geometroidea

Geometroidea
Large Emerald Moth (Geometra papilionaria)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Geometroidea
Families

Geometridae
Uraniidae
Sematuridae

Diversity
over 20,500 species

Geometroidea is the superfamily of geometrid moths in the Lepidoptera. It includes the families Geometridae, Uraniidae, and Sematuridae (Minet and Scoble, 1999). The monotypic Apoprogones was considered a separate geometroid family of Apoprogonidae by a minority but is now subsumed under the Sematuridae.

Sources

  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002
  • Minet, J and MJ Scoble, 1999. The Drepanoid/Geometroid Assemblage. Ch. 17 in Kristensen, N.P. (Ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches / Handbook of Zoology. A Natural History of the phyla of the Animal Kingdom. Band / Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta Teilband / Part 35: 491 pp. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.

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