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91a0252 – 7552   Eupithecia niphadophilata (Dyar, 1904)

Charles W. Melton
Distribution: Canada: BC, AB; USA: OR, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, NM - (Ringe 1963:11)
Type locality: Glacier, BC.
Genitalia: See Plate 93 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
Similar Species:
  • Eupithecia interruptofasciata is separated by genialia.
  • Eupithecia pusillata
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tephroclystis niphadophilata Dyar, 1904
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Bolte, K.B., 1990. Guide to the Geometridae of Canada (Lepidoptera) VI. Subfamily Larentiinae 1. Revision of the Genus Eupithecia. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 122(S151): 3-253.
  • Ferris, C.D., 2018. Geometridae: Larentiinae: Eupitheciini (Part). Lepidoptera of North America, Part 14. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University, - 191 color plates of adult moths w/ genitalia. (accessed 9/28/2018)
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1949. Revision of the North American species of the genus Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 93(8): 533-728.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 33.21f; p. 230. Book Review and ordering
  • Rindge, F.H., 1963. Notes on and descriptions of North American Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates. American Museum Novitates, 2147: 1-23.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eupithecia niphadophilata
Dwaine Wagoner
Eupithecia niphadophilata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Eupithecia niphadophilata
20mm – Jim Vargo

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