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is the superfamily of geometrid moths
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in the Lepidoptera
Lepidoptera is a large order of insects that includes moths and butterflies . It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world, encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies...
. It includes the families Geometridae, Uraniidae
The Uraniidae are a family of moths containing four subfamilies, ninety genera, and roughly seven-hundred species. The family is distributed throughout the tropics of Americas, Africa and Indo-Australia. Some of the tropical species are known for their bright, butterfly-like colors and are called...
, and Sematuridae
Sematuridae is a family of moths in the lepidopteran order, currently containing two subfamilies .-Taxonomy, systematics, and identification:...
(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.
- 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.