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91a0156 – 7449   Eupithecia palpata Packard, 1873
             Small Pine Looper

Nolie Schneider
Field Marks:
McDunnough 1949: 546; pl. 26, fig. 1; text figure 1A.
Genitalia: See Plate 1 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
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Synonymy: Eupithecia palpata Packard, 1873
Eupithecia transcanadata MacKay, 1951
Taxonomic Notes: Eupithecia palpata Packard, 1873 includes as a synonym 7450 Eupithecia transcanadata MacKay, 1951 in Bolte (1990), Mem. Entomol. Soc. Can., 122(S151):3-253.
  • 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)
  • Mackay, M.R., 1951. Species of Eupithecia Reared in the Forest Insect Survey in British Columbia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). The Canadian Entomologist, 83(4): 77-91.
  • 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.
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