This large and diverse family of moths includes more than 20,000 described species, with many more yet to be named.
They are mostly slender-bodied insects with relatively large wings often resting flat on the substrate.
Geometridae are known to mimic the appearance of:
Geometrid larvae are important forest herbivores and most feed on particular species of plant, but some are specialist feeders on lichens and a few are predators of other invertebrates.
They are often called looper caterpillars after their characteristic looping gait.