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Geometers (family Geometridae)mainly have thin bodies and wide triangular wings.
They rest like butterflies with wings out flat or sometimes together above their
Macro moths other than Noctuids and Geometers
Identifying common species using photos and simple observation of the adult moths
Noctuids (Family Noctuidae) mainly have thick bodies and are strong flyers. Most
fly at night. They rest with forewings flat together - covering their hindwings.
Tortrix moths (family Tortricidae). A very large family of micromoths - most have
wide forewings compared with other micros.
‘Micro-moths’ is a loose grouping of small moths. This section contains all micros
except the Tortrix moths.
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