Crawlies with Cri

Crawlies with Cri: The Inchworm

Inchworm (Family Geometridae)

This week we’re going to meet a group of crawlies with a singular name. Meet the inchworm (Family Geometridae).Inchworms aren’t worms; they are caterpillars of geometridae (AKA geometrid) moths. The family got their name from the caterpillars. “Geometridae” is from the Greek geo, meaning earth, and metron, meaning measure because they appeared to be measuring the Earth with their looping movement as they inch along.While many inchworms . . .