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Geometridae
911359.006918Eucaterva variaria Grote, 1882
Charles Melton Arlene Ripley
Distribution: Southern CA to west TX.
Type locality: Tucson, AZ.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Desert willow, Cliilopsis linearis Sweet.
Description/
Field Marks:
Wingspan 32-36 mm; males with thorax black, forewings with visible transverse lines and discal spot (Cassino & Swett, 1922).
"The males are white, thickly sprinkled with blackish, with straight outer and curved inner thick mesial lines and discal dot." (Grote, 1882).
Similar Species:
  • Eucaterva bonniwelli Cassino & Swett, 1922
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eucaterva variaria Grote, 1882
Eucaterva labesaria Grote, 1882
Bryoptera lymax Druce, 1898
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Comstock, J.A. & C.M. Dammers, 1932. The metamorphoses of six California Lepidoptera. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 31(3): 98.
  • Grote, A.R., 1882. Two new geometrids from Mr. Neumoegen's collection. Papilio, 2(5): 80-81.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 30.20m; p. 218. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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on Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)
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