Inch Worm Caterpillar
(Order Lepeidoptera Family Sphinidae)
Geometer moths in their larval state are commonly called inchworms or measuring worms. The
inchworm with small, slender body is characterized by it's locomotion. Having 2 or 3 pairs of
prolegs, the inchworm progresses with a looping motion. As a moth, they are small and hold their
wings on an open, horizontal plane when they are at rest. This too is very peculiar, as most moth's rest
with their wings together over their bodies. MORE!
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