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91a0175 – 7466   Eupithecia edna (Hulst, 1896)

Jim Johnson
Distribution: AZ, NM, CO (McDunnough 1949).
Type locality: Colorado.
Field Marks:
All identifications should be considered tentative, see similar species.
McDunnough 1949: 555; pl. 26, fig. 20, 21; text figure 2H.
Genitalia: See Plate 19 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
Similar Species:
  • Eupithecia owenata McDunnough, 1944 is best separated by genitalia and antennae structure but it is unclear how useful even those characters are.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tephroclystis edna Hulst, 1896
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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., 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.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 33.27f; p. 229. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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