Photo: Gorgeous green geometer moth

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Racheospila ecuadoriata?

credit: Andreas Kay

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The common name “geometer moth” actually refers to this group of insects’ larvae, which “measure” the world as they move—also known as inchworms. This one was photographed in Ecuador by Andreas Kay, who writes that the species is probably Racheospila ecuadoriata.

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