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Geometridae
91a0311 – 7606   Eupithecia inferior (Hulst, 1896)

Lee Shoemaker
Distribution: Southern CA.
Holotype: California.
Genitalia: See Plate 152 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
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Synonymy: Gymnoscelis inferior Hulst, 1896
Taxonomic Notes: Eupithecia inferior (Hulst, 1896), n. comb., was formerly in the genus Nasusina (Schmidt & McGuinness in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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)
  • Hulst, G.D., 1896. Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 23: 264.
  • 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.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eupithecia inferior
Lee Shoemaker
Eupithecia inferior
18mm – McGuire Center Collection

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