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91a0162 – 7456   Eupithecia monacheata [Cassino & Swett], 1922

- gen. - Leslie Goethals
Distribution: Holotype (monacheata): Monachee Meadows (8000 ft.), CA.
Holotype (carolata): Charleston Mts., NV.
Field Marks:
McDunnough 1949: 550; pl. 26, fig. 7; text figure 1G.
Genitalia: See Plate 7 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eupithecia monacheata [Cassino & Swett], 1922
Eupithecia carolata McDunnough, 1944
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Cassino, S.E. & L.W. Swett, 1922. Some new Geometridae. The Lepidopterist, 3(10): 169.
  • 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., 1944. The Palpata group of the genus Eupithecia with notes and descriptions (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). The Canadian Entomologist, 76(3): 45-56.
  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eupithecia monacheata
Leslie Goethals
Eupithecia monacheata
Jeff Smith
Eupithecia monacheata
Jeff Smith

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