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280 days of Urbpandemonium #146

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As a novice mothwatcher, I've learned a couple things. One is that moths that rest with their wings out wide and flat like this one are usually collected into Geometridae*. That means that their larvae are inchworms, measuring the world with their bodies, from proleg (soft rear appendages) to true leg (chitinous jointed appendages). Bugguide tells me that this lovely moth is in the genus Macaria**.

* Earth-measuring family

** Generic epithet Macaria is from Greek mythology, the daughter of Hercules.

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