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91a0176 – 7467   Eupithecia owenata McDunnough, 1944

Hugh McGuinness
Distribution: AZ, NM (BOLD).
Type locality: Arizona.
Field Marks:
All identifications should be considered tentative, see similar species.
McDunnough 1949: 555; pl. 26, fig. 20, 21; text figure 2H.McDunnough 1949: 557; pl. 26, fig. 22; text figure 2I.
Genitalia: See Plate 20 for images of both spread adult and genitalia in Ferris (2018).
Similar Species:
  • Eupithecia edna (Hulst, 1896) 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: Eupithecia owenata 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.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAJ0123 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • 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 owenata
Jim Eckert
Eupithecia owenata
23mm - f. - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Eupithecia owenata
22mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Eupithecia owenata
25mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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