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Geometridae
910306.007460Eupithecia maestosa (Hulst, 1896)

DNA - Jim Moore
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Alaska to southern California and west to the Rochies.
Holotype (maestosa): Colorado.
Holotype (dyarata): Kaslo, BC.
Holotype (harlequinaria): Victoria, BC.
Description/
Field Marks:
McDunnough 1949: 552-553; pl. 26, fig. 12,13; text figure 2A-B.
Genitalia: See Plate 11 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
See Plate 201 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2019).
Similar Species:
  • BOLD:ACF5070 - Specimens in this BIN are from the Northeast an likely represent a cryptic species.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tephroclystis maestosa Hulst, 1896
Eupithecia dyarata Taylor, 1906
Tephroclystia harlequinaria Dyar, 1905
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: AAA7998 (E. nr. maestosa)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: ACF5070
  • 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)
  • Ferris, C.D., 2019. Geometridae: Larentiinae: Eupitheciini (Part). Lepidoptera of North America, Part 14. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University, Supplement, 35 color plates of adult moths w/ genitalia. (accessed 12/7/2019)
  • 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: 269.
  • 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
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Eupithecia maestosa
- gen. - Glenn Fine
Eupithecia maestosa
LG – Jim Troubridge
Eupithecia maestosa
18mm – Jim Vargo
Eupithecia maestosa
20mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Eupithecia maestosa
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