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91a0296 – 7593   Eupithecia zekiyae Koçak, 1986
Distribution Data for Eupithecia zekiyae
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Genitalia: See Plate 135 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
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Synonymy: Eupithecia zekiyae Koçak, 1986
Eupithecia deserticola McDunnough, 1946
Eupithecia jamesi Ferris & Mironov, 2007
Taxonomic Notes: Eupithecia zekiyae Koçak, 1986 is a replacement name for Eupithecia deserticola McDunnough, 1946, a junior secondary homonym of Tephroclystia deserticola Turati, 1934, now included in the genus Eupithecia and includes as a synonym Eupithecia jamesi Ferris & Mironov, 2007, a replacement name proposed by the authors unaware that the homonymy had already been addressed.
  • Ferris, C.D. & V.G. Mironov, 2007. Replacement name for Eupithecia deserticola (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Eupitheciini). The Canadian Entomologist, 139(1): 131-132.
  • 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)
  • Koçak, A.Ö., 1986. More notes on the homonymy of the specific names of Lepidoptera. Priamus, 4(1/2): 55-60.
Eupithecia zekiyae
22mm – © Jim Vargo
Eupithecia zekiyae
23mm – © Jim Vargo

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