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91a0165 – 7459   Eupithecia columbiata (Dyar, 1904)

Tom Murray- gen. -
Field Marks:
McDunnough 1949: 551-552; pl. 26, fig. 9-11; text figure 1I.
Genitalia: See Plate 10 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: Tephroclystis columbiata Dyar, 1904
Eupithecia erpata Pearsall, 1908
Tephroclystis holbergata MacKay, 1951
  • 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.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Eupithecia columbiata
Dick Wilson - DNA
Eupithecia columbiata
Dick Wilson- DNA
Eupithecia columbiata
Jim Eckert
Eupithecia columbiata
Tom Murray - gen. -
Eupithecia columbiata
Steve Nanz [T]
Eupithecia columbiata
Carl Barrentine
Eupithecia columbiata
JoAnne Russo - gen. -
Eupithecia columbiata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Eupithecia columbiata
15mm – Jim Vargo
Eupithecia columbiata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia columbiata
Canadian National Collection LG

Eupithecia columbiata
Canadian National Collection LG

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